In a recent discussion on Colors Cineplex, former India wicketkeeper-batter Parthiv Patel commended Yashasvi Jaiswal for his remarkable achievement of scoring a double century early in his Test career. Patel drew a parallel with cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar, highlighting that Tendulkar took considerable time before achieving such a milestone.
During India’s second Test against England in Visakhapatnam, Jaiswal showcased his prowess by contributing 209 runs to India’s first-innings total of 396. In response, the hosts dismissed Ben Stokes and company for 253 in their first innings and concluded the second day at 28 for no loss in their second inning.
Patel acknowledged Jaiswal’s journey from aspiring to hear applause at Wankhede Stadium to achieving success in the IPL. However, he emphasized the distinctive challenge posed by Test cricket, remarking, “Test cricket is a different thing.”
While recognizing Jaiswal’s previous century in Test cricket, Patel highlighted the significance of the double century, a feat achieved infrequently. Drawing a comparison to Tendulkar’s timeline, he noted, “Sachin paaji took a long time to score a double century in Test cricket, and [Jaiswal] has made it early in his career.”
Expressing optimism, Patel asserted that Jaiswal’s double century against England marks just the beginning of his accomplishments. He predicted numerous noteworthy performances in the future, citing the youngster’s evident hunger for runs.