It was a great start to the second Test between India and England in Visakhapatnam on Friday. Young Yashasvi Jaiswal notched up his second Test century on the first day. Fans will hope the youngster can push to get a huge score to put the pressure back on England.
One former Indian player has compared Yashasvi Jaiswal to the great Sir Donald Bradman. That player is no one else but Aakash Chopra, as the 46-year-old levied huge praise. At the end of the day, Jaiswal was batting on 179 to help India reach 336/6.
Many former Indian stars were in awe of Jaiswal with the maturity he showed. While the other Indian batters struggled to get going, the 22-year-old showed no nerves against the English side.
Aakash Chopra praises Yashasvi Jaiswal-
Taking to his YouTube channel at the end of day one, Aakash Chopra praised Yashasvi Jaiswal. The former India star said, “The most fantastic performance came from Yashasvi Jaiswal’s bat. How well the kid batted. He gave a lot of respect to James Anderson’s bowling.”
During his chat on his YouTube channel, Chopra paid the ultimate praise. “When spin came, he hit two fours in the first over. After that, he showed why, this special is so special. His conversion rate of fifties into hundreds for players who have 10 or more centuries in 1st class cricket, he is even above Sir Don Bradman at this point in time,” he said.
Sanjay Manjrekar is yet another former India star who had huge praises for the youngster. During his chat with ESPNCRICINFO here is what Manjrekar said, “It wasn’t like Jimmy Anderson didn’t bowl much, he bowled a lot. I don’t think a single boundary was hit against him by Jaiswal, that’s maturity.”
Meanwhile, former England skipper Alastair Cook too spoke highly about the India batter. The 39-year-old was the last ever visiting skipper to win a series in India 11 years ago. His record against India speaks for itself as he also scored his final century against them.
During his chat with the BBC, Cook said, “He’s delivered when his side needed it the most. It was an innings of maturity and skill beyond his 22 years”. With such high praise, one hopes that Jaiswal continues to pile on the runs.