Yashasvi Jaiswal: The leading run-getter in the under-19 World Cup

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Ruchita Naik

Mumbai, February 5, 2020: At the age of 18 years, Yashasvi Jaiswal has become the leading run-scorer in under-19 World Cup semi-finals after his century vs Pakistan on Tuesday at Potchefstroom.

Divyansh Saxena and Jaiswal had an unbeaten partnership of 176 and Jaiswal scored a century. India won the match by 10 wickets in 43.1 overs and then head to head record against Pakistan in under-19 world cups to 5-5. Team India has made its place in the finals.

It was not the first that he was creating history. In his cricket career, he became the youngest double centurion in the history of list A cricketers in the match, Mumbai vs Jharkhand at Alur. In Goa vs Mumbai, he scored 113 off 123 balls and Mumbai won by 130 runs. In the Tri-Nation under-19 tournament featuring India, England and Bangladesh, he scored four fifties in 7 games.

The young player came to Mumbai for his future and for 3 years he used to sell pani-puri and sleep in the tents of Azad Maidan after scoring well at a match. He struggled a lot before reaching under-19 World Cup.