Yashasvi Jaiswal gave an exhibition in power-hitting, setting the record for the fastest half-century in the history of the Indian Premier League during the game against Kolkata Knight Riders on Thursday.
Yashavi Jaiswal of Rajasthan Royals (RR) opened against Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR), scoring the fastest fifty in IPL history. When Jaiswal entered the pitch to attempt to surpass the 150-run goal set by KKR, he was a man on a mission. On the first ball of the chase, he moved out to hit off-spinner Nitish Rana for a six. He continued with another maximum. Jaiswal appeared to be in excellent form as he hammered the third and fourth balls of the over for two fours. Before Jaiswal added another boundary to complete the over, the fifth ball scored 2 runs.
Jaiswal broke the previous mark of 14 balls shared by KL Rahul and Pat Cummins by scoring fifty runs in just 13 deliveries. The Rajasthan Royals’ opener also scored 26 runs in the first over, the most by a batter in the league, en route to his record-breaking innings.
Kohli loves Yashasvi’s knock
Former Indian Skipper Virat Kohli loved every bit of the knock. He praised the youngster with a caption: “Wow, This is one of the best batting I’ve seen in a while. What a talent!” and tagged Yashaswi Jaiswal.
Yashasvi Jaiswal earlier said that he learned from conversing with more experienced players like MS Dhoni and Virat Kohli after his 77-run exhibition helped Rajasthan Royals defeat Chennai Super Kings by 32 runs. Even CSK captain Dhoni commended Jaiswal for his performance, which helped lay the groundwork for the Royals to score 202/5 while holding the Yellow Army to 170/6 in response.
Jaiswal took calculated chances and played some terrific cricket, according to MS Dhoni’s post-game remarks, while the Royals’ opening batter said that he was only picking up lessons from chatting with some of the more experienced players.
“It is not about just this season, I have been putting in the effort with the team management and I keep speaking to senior players like Dhoni sir and Virat bhai,” he added.
Seeing his brilliant knock today, Virat will be extremely proud of the Mumbai opener. It seems that Jaiswal has converted his learnings into match-winning performances.