I’m trying to play all my shots, be fearless, take bowlers on: Jaiswal


Talented India opener Yashasvi Jaiswal is learning the ropes fast and has been trying to be fearless, which is evident from his boundary-laden 25-ball 53 against Australia in the second T20 International here.
The 21-year-old right-hander struck nine fours and two sixes during his knock to give India a rollicking start.
He shared 77 runs with Ruturaj Gaikwad (58) for the opening stand before getting out in the sixth over. India posted a mammoth 235 for 4 and restricted Australia to 191 for 9 for a 44-run win.
“It was really special for me. I was trying to play all my shots, be fearless, take bowlers on. I was fully sure with my decisions,” Jaiswal said after the match on Sunday.
“I have been told by (captain) Surya (Kumar Yadav) and (coach) VVS (Laxman) bhai to express myself. I always think of how I can improve myself around experienced players and nothing else. Still learning.”
Jaiswal, who was named player-of-the-match, said he was working on improving his fitness level as well as mental strength.
“I really worked on my fitness and play shots. I feel the mental stuff is more important in this level. Try to get better each and every day,” said the youngster, who made his India debut this year.
He has played two Tests and 10 T20 International matches so far.
Asked about his mix-up with Gaikwad in the first T20I in Visakhapatnam, which led to the latter’s run-out, Jaiswal said, “It was my mistake. I went to him and said sorry. (Marcus) Stoinis was between me, I was sure but then not sure. I made the wrong call. (PTI)