Rahul Dravid’s batting advise to focus on each ball helped me immensely: Yashasvi Jaiswal

Written by Abhishek Patil

Young prodigy Yashasvi Jaiswal on Thursday said batting stalwart Rahul Dravid had advised him to focus on each ball and this suggestion immensely helped him. The 17-year-old Mumbai batsman has become one of the most talked about cricketers after his sterling performance in the Vijay Hazare Trophy.

Rahul (Dravid) sir guides us so well. His plans for a practice session are so clear that we know well in advance of a practice session about areas to work on.

“I anyway dont think too much about results, so I will just stick to my routine and will try to give my best, he said. Jaiswal, who comes from a humble background, played for the senior Mumbai team in the Vijay Hazare Trophy, where he slammed three hundreds, including a double ton.
Both are excellent platforms but they have their own challenges. The senior domestic set-up has oppositions with so much of experience so they plan better than U-19 but even U-19 isnt easy.

“With the experience at the senior level, I felt I had to optimise my experience. It taught me a lot to be consistent, added Jaiswal. Saxena, on his part, said his immediate target would be to settle in conditions in South Africa, where the U-19 World Cup will be played in January-February. Saxena said Dravid is open to discussion and tells him about mental preparation for matches.

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