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Yashasvi Jaiswal has all the qualities needed to become a legend of the game, asserts Zaheer Khan

Yashasvi Jaiswal has all the qualities needed to become a legend of the game, asserts Zaheer Khan

Yashasvi has been in blinder of a form in the IND vs ENG series, amassing a total of 712 runs so far against Ben Stokes' side in the series.

Former Indian pacer Zaheer Khan on Thursday heaped praises on young Indian opener Yashasvi Jaiswal. The southpaw continued his tremendous run of form in the IND vs ENG series with another half-century on the first day of the IND vs ENG 5th Test.

Yashasvi has been unstoppable in the ongoing series. The opening batter has amassed a huge 712 runs in the series so far, surpassing Virat Kohli and standing just behind Indian cricket legend Sunil Gavaskar.

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Yashasvi on Thursday played another fantastic innings of 57 to hand India a firm upper hand in the IND vs ENG 5th Test. Earlier, India bowled England out for 218 courtesy of a fifer from Kuldeep Yadav and a 4-wicket haul from Ravichandran Ashwin, who is playing his 100th Test.

Coming into bat, Rohit Sharma and Yashasvi Jaiswal stitched together a partnership of 104 runs to pile more misery on to the visitors. Although Yashasvi departed after scoring 57 runs, his innings was wonderful to watch. The southpaw played some magnificent shots including hitting three sixes in an over to Tom Hartley.

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Zaheer Khan, speaking on Jio Cinema at the end of day’s play, said Yashasvi has all the qualities one needs to become a legend of the game.

Yashasvi Jaiswal was a bit cautious towards the start but as soon as the spinners came, Yashasvi went on the offensive. When you’re in good form, the mindset should be to not give away wickets playing rash shots and Yashasvi displayed just that. You could see the hunger for runs in Yashasvi’s batting. These type of series does not come easily for batters and Yashasvi made the most out of his good form. Yashasvi displayed all the qualities that turns players into the legends of the game,” Zaheer said.


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