Virender Sehwag, Yashasvi Jaiswal
Virender Sehwag, Yashasvi Jaiswal. (Pic Source: Twitter)

ICC U19 World Cup 2020: Yashasvi Jaiswal’s journey of hard work leaves Virender Sehwag awestruck

India on Tuesday strolled to the final of the 2020 ICC U19 Cricket World Cup with a 10-wicket win over arch-rivals Pakistan.

In what turned out to be the first-ever 10-wicket win in knock-outs of a U-19 World Cup, Yashasvi Jaiswal scored a century as he and his opening partner Divyaansh Saxena helped India chase down the set target of 173 runs without losing a wicket.


“It is a dream come true for me. Really happy with what I did for my country, I can’t express it in words. I’ll never forget that I scored a hundred in the World Cup against Pakistan,” the ‘Player of the Match’ Jaiswal said after receiving his award.

“It is just the start though, I have to work really hard in the future as well,” he added. The southpaw is also the current leading run-scorer of the tournament.


From Panipuri seller to top run-scorer in World Cup

Belonging to a very humble family in Uttar Pradesh’s Bhadohi district, Jaiswal has in the past sold panipuri, worked at a milk dairy, among other part-time jobs to survive after he moved to Mumbai for his training. And now, his hard work has paid off.

Former India cricketer Virender Sehwag recently acknowledged the youngster’s change in destiny because of hard work. He uploaded two photos on Twitter, showing the journey of Jaiswal.

Viru captioned the picture, ‘Mehnat.com’ and shared it with his followers.


Not only Sehwag, even former Indian cricketer VVS Laxman lauded Jaiswal’s batting effort in the U19 CWC semifinal against Pakistan.

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