Yashasvi Jaiswal knows very few tickets are available for the World Cup” – Pragyan Ojha

Written by Abhishek Patil

Pragyan Ojha has lauded Yashasvi Jaiswal for playing a mature and explosive knock in the second T20I between India and Afghanistan keeping in mind the limited spots available in the Men in Blue’s T20 World Cup squad.

Afghanistan set India a 173-run target after being asked to bat first in Indore on Sunday, January 14. Jaiswal smashed a 34-ball 68 to help the hosts register a six-wicket win with 26 deliveries to spare and take an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match series.

During a discussion on Colors Cineplex, Ojha was asked about his thoughts on Jaiswal’s knock. He responded:

“The way he batted, the pace at which he played, the confidence he showed, he showed maturity along with striking ability. He wasn’t leaving the game. He was taking the game forward.

“He scored a huge percentage of the team’s runs. It shows his hunger. He knows very few tickets are available for the World Cup. If you have to get that, you will have to play like this and it’s extremely important that you finish the game as well,” the former India spinner added.

Jaiswal will potentially compete with Gill, Ishan Kishan and Ruturaj Gaikwad for a place in India’s T20 World Cup squad. The trio’s performance in IPL 2024 could decide who partners Rohit Sharma at the top of the order in the global event.

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