Rajasthan Royals’ opener Yashasvi Jaiswal was the standout performer in their recent game against Delhi Capitals, scoring a blistering 60 off 31 balls.
Jaiswal’s knock helped Rajasthan set a big total and eventually win the game. After the match, Jaiswal revealed that he is trying to learn everything he can from his teammate Jos Buttler.
Jaiswal, who has struggled to make an impact in the IPL so far, played a vital role in Rajasthan’s win over Delhi Capitals. The left-hander’s quickfire knock put Buttler in the backseat for the first few overs before the Englishman grew into the game and hit 79 off 51 balls.
In the post-match presentation ceremony, Jaiswal spoke about his learnings from Buttler. “I have worked hard. Trying to express myself. Learning is important to me. Growing up as a young player is important for me. In my mind, I thought I would hit it if it was a loose ball. I try to see how he (Buttler) practises,” Jaiswal said.
Jaiswal’s IPL career so far has been underwhelming. He played 10 matches each in the 2021 and 2022 seasons, scoring 249 and 258 runs in the respective seasons. However, he has shown signs of improvement this season and is currently in contention for the Orange Cap.
The opener scored 125 runs in three matches at a strike rate of 164.74. Jaiswal’s performance against Delhi Capitals was a breath of fresh air for Rajasthan Royals, who have struggled to find a reliable opening partnership. The youngster’s confidence and ability to handle the bowlers bodes well for the team’s future.
Rajasthan Royals have won two out of their three matches in the season and will face Chennai Super Kings in their next game.