Yashasvi Jaiswal Early Life
Yashasvi Jaiswal was born in Bhadohi Uttar Pradesh on 28th December 2001 to Bhupendra Jaiswal and Kanchan Jaiswal. He has five siblings and he is the fourth of them. His father Bhupendra Jaiswal owns a small hardware store in Bhadohi.
To pursue his ever dream of playing cricket he came to Dadar, Mumbai at the age of 10. He started his training at Azad maidan, as Dadar was far away from for his cricketing practice so he relocated to Kalbadevi where his uncle Santhosh arranged for his accommodation to sleep and a small minor job over there.
Early Struggles in Life
Yashasvi used to go to school in the morning and practice cricket in the evening. He has a very tight schedule, and at the end of the day, he was drained out of energy to work so he used to sleep. The dairy owner was unhappy because he was not much of a help to him, so he was thrown out from there.
With no other place to live, he requested groundsmen to help him to stay in the tent with them. He used to sell fruits and pani-puri to meet his daily needs. He stayed in the tent for almost 3 years and often he used to sleep hungry.
Yashasvi never gave a chance for his family in Uttar Pradesh to know how hard he was struggling in Mumbai to live. He used to occasionally receive money from his father.
He used to play with older boys and earn Rs. 200-300 which was hardly enough for him to survive a week.
He earned decent money by selling Pani-puri during Ram Leela. He was also embarrassed by serving when his teammates used to come to his pani-puri shop.
In an interview, Yashasvi talks about mental pressure during crucial matches. He says he faces such pressure daily in his life. Scoring runs is not important, because he knows he does score and takes wickets, but getting the next meal is important for him because he is not sure of it.
Yashasvi Jaiswal Career
Once during a practice session in December 2013, Jwala Singh a local coach spotted him by observing his batting shots. After some time Yashasvi moved to Jwala’s house where he took care of him and provided everything and trained him every day.
Jaiswal first came into the limelight in 2015 when he got recognition from Limca Book of records for scoring 319 not out and for taking 13/99 in a Giles Shield match an all-around performance in the school match.
Later he was selected for Mumbai under-16 which was followed by India U-19.
In the 2018 ACC Under-19 Asia Cup, he grabbed the Player of the Tournament award for being the highest run-scorer of 318runs. Jaiswal continued to show his batting talent in the 2019 Youth Test match against South Africa U-19 where he scored 173 runs of 220 balls.
He continued to showcase his consistency of runs in tri-series in England which also featured Bangladesh.
With his hard work and consistency, Jaiswal seized a spot in India’s U-19 squad for the 2020 Cricket World Cup.
Yashasvi became a headline in the news when he scored an unbeaten 105 against arch-rival Pakistan. Jaiswal also became a leading run-scorer of 400 runs in just 6 matches which helped India to reach the Finals.
This Young talent has also scored a double century in the Vijay Hazare trophy against Jharkhand. A knock of 203 runs off just 154 balls and became the youngest player to score double a century in the history of List A cricket.
|Home Town||Suriyawan, Bhadohi, Uttar Pradesh|
|Address||Mumbai, Maharashtra, India|
Yashasvi Jaiswal Net Worth
His passion for cricket and hard work was soon recognized which helped him to gain a spot in IPL. Rajasthan Royals bought this young cricketing talent for a net worth of 2.4 crores in December 2020’s player’s auction.
Now that Ajinkya Rahane has been traded off to Delhi Capitals, which gives Yashasvi a big opportunity to grab a spot as an opener.
A good season in this IPL can help him to make a further way into India A squad and beyond.