Yashasvi Jaiswal: The story of the “UP boy” who shattered the dream of UP, know the journey of a golgappa store to become a millionaire

Sports Bureau, Amar Ujala, New Delhi

Published by: Rohit Raj
Updated Sun Jun 19 2022 5:35 PM IST

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Left-handed fly-half Yashasvi Jaiswal scored three centuries in the Ranji Trophy Round of 16 for Mumbai. He scored 103 in the second leg against Uttarakhand in the quarter-finals. After that, he scored 100 and 182 points against Uttar Pradesh in the semi-finals. Yashasvi, who was born in Uttar Pradesh, knocked him out of the tournament. Now the discussion has started that he could be India’s next Shikhar Dhawan. Here we tell you the story of Yashasvi’s struggle.

Yashasvi’s journey from selling golgappas outside Azad Maidan in Mumbai to becoming a vital member of the Mumbai Ranji team has been exciting. Yashasvi is from Bhadohi, Uttar Pradesh. His childhood was spent in extreme poverty. At the age of 11, he reached Mumbai to become a successful cricketer. It was not easy for him there. Yashasvi was to make a name for himself in a big city like Mumbai.
Several times managed to sleep on an empty stomach
He used to sell golgappas and fruits during Ram Leela in Azad Maidan to earn money in Mumbai. He often had to sleep on an empty stomach. Yashasvi also worked in a dairy. There he was fired one day. Meanwhile, the club offered help to Yashasvi but a condition was placed in front of him that only if he plays well will he be given a place to stay in the tent. In the tent he worked as a baker. There they used to get food in the afternoon and at night.

Jwala Singh grooms Yashasvi
Yashasvi also worked as a ball seeker to earn money. The ball was often lost to Azad Maidan. Searching it, Yashasvi used to get money. One day, Yashasvi was noticed by Coach Jwala Singh. Like Yashasvi, Jwala is also a resident of Uttar Pradesh. He groomed that left-handed batsman. Yashasvi always praises Jwala Singh. He once said, “I am his adopted son. He played an important role in getting me to this point.
Shine with the Under-19 World Cup
Yashasvi caused panic in domestic cricket aged just 17 by reaching a double century in youth ODIs. In 2020, he shone brilliantly at the Under-19 World Cup. Yashasvi had marked a century and four half centuries. He scored 400 runs in six innings of six games. His average was 133.33. Yashasvi received the Man of the Tournament award at the Under-19 World Cup. It was praised all around.

Rajasthan expressed confidence in Yashasvi
Yashasvi was bought by Rajasthan Royals in the IPL 2020 auction for Rs 2.4 crores. He scored 40 points in three matches for Rajasthan in 2020. After that he scored 249 points in 10 matches in 2021. Yashasvi was retained by Rajasthan ahead of the 2022 auction. He was not ruled out of the team. It was a big problem for a young player. The franchise trusted him. It was retained for Rs 4 crore. This time he scored 258 points in 10 games in IPL. During this time, he scored two half centuries. He had an average of 25.80 and a strike rate of 132.99.

Expansion

Left-handed fly-half Yashasvi Jaiswal scored three centuries in the Ranji Trophy Round of 16 for Mumbai. He scored 103 in the second leg against Uttarakhand in the quarter-finals. After that, he scored 100 and 182 points against Uttar Pradesh in the semi-finals. Yashasvi, who was born in Uttar Pradesh, knocked him out of the tournament. Now the discussion has started that he could be India’s next Shikhar Dhawan. Here we tell you the story of Yashasvi’s struggle.

Yashasvi’s journey from selling golgappas outside Azad Maidan in Mumbai to becoming a vital member of the Mumbai Ranji team has been exciting. Yashasvi is from Bhadohi, Uttar Pradesh. His childhood was spent in extreme poverty. At the age of 11, he reached Mumbai to become a successful cricketer. It was not easy for him there. Yashasvi was to make a name for himself in a big city like Mumbai.

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