“Seven hours, 800 switch hits,”- Aakash Chopra talks about Yashasvi Jaiswal’s dedication towards the game

Yashasvi Jaiswal nailed a switch-hit for a six against Akeal Hosein.

“Seven hours, 800 switch hits,”- Aakash Chopra talks about Yashasvi Jaiswal’s dedication towards the game

Yashasvi Jaiswal celebrates his fifty (Image via BCCI Twitter)

During the current Caribbean tour, Yashasvi Jaiswal is living his cricketing ambition and displaying his immense talent on the field. He overcame a poor start to his T20I career by setting the Central Broward Regional Park Stadium on fire with an outstanding performance on a Saturday. In India’s attempt to reach a target of 179, Jaiswal held the command, scoring an unbeaten 84 off only 51 deliveries.

This innings highlighted eleven fours and three sixes, a courageous display that made the bowling attack of West Indies ineffective. His opening partnership with Shubman Gill was a remarkable 165 runs, establishing the framework for India’s 9-wicket victory.

Jaiswal’s playing style was on full display as he confidently faced the bowlers with ease and aggression. Former Indian opener Aakash Chopra praised the 21-year-old prodigy by emphasizing that Jaiswal has won two ‘Player of the Match’ titles despite having played in only four games for India.

His first major achievement came after an impressive Test debut in which he scored a hundred. Although he suffered a setback during his T20I debut, he fought back, scoring his first fifty and leading India to victory with a determined batting performance.

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Aakash Chopra reveals how Yashasvi Jaiswal spent hours perfecting a switch hit

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Yashasvi Jaiswal playing a reverse sweep (Image via TOI Twitter)

Among many shots played by Yashasvi Jaiswal during his match-winning knock during the fourth T20I, the left-hander’s switch-hit six against Akeal Hosein caught significant attention. While Indian fans have seen the likes of Glenn Maxwell and AB de Villiers playing such shots to perfection, Jaiswal nailing the unorthodox left them awestruck.

But it was not just one off an instance. Jaiswal has played it before (in the IPL) and in fact, he has spent hours mastering this shot. As revealed by Chopra during the commentary, Jaiswal practiced this shot as many as 800 times before playing it in a match.

The commentator revealed the extent of Jaiswal’s commitment by sharing insights from Robin Uthappa, disclosing that the young prodigy had spent a rigorous seven hours, practicing tirelessly in the nets. In addition, he practiced this complex switch-hit technique an amazing 800 times, showcasing his dedication to mastering the art.

Chopra then lavished praise on the youngster for his hard-working nature.“Star nahi, superstar hai ye (Not just a star but a superstar he is), and you will see him playing for India in all three formats. He has got an array of shots, a great temperament, and most importantly, he is a hard-working guy,” Aakash Chopra said in his YouTube video (via News18 ).

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