India U19 star Yashasvi Jaiswal maybe just 18 years old, but his maturity goes beyond years. After the conclusion of the U19 World Cup, tougher days await Jaiswal as he now has to bridge the gap between junior and senior-level of cricket.
Yashasvi had a fantastic Vijay Hazare Trophy before traveling to South Africa for the World Cup. Still, it would be life’s travesty if he fails to become a prolific run-getter in the Ranji Trophy despite having such a solid batting technique.
“I know about myself,” Jaiswal told Indian Express. “I don’t have anything to do with the world. I have kept my life simple. Clear. I wake up around 5 am. Sir told me to use the time to talk to myself, understand myself, motivate myself. That’s what I do.”
“It’s important that in these times, you spend time on yourself. I don’t waste time thinking about how others should understand me; I have understood myself, that’s more important.”
“My fight isn’t with the world. It’s with me. My only bad habit is cold drinks. I plan to leave it now – too much sugar. I have to get fitter. I do meditation, I have started to give more attention to fitness as its key to succeed,” he added.
Jaiswal bagged the ‘Player of the Tournament’ trophy after India’s World Cup final loss to Bangladesh in Potchefstroom last week. He scored 400 runs in six innings, including four half-centuries and a hundred.
However, the trophy broke down into two pieces when he came back from South Africa. Jaiswal, meanwhile, is not upset with his coveted honour being damaged.
The teenager even failed to recollect how the trophy got damaged. Even his coach Jwala Singh revealed that Yashasvi doesn’t care about awards, and the latter’s main objective is just to score runs.
“This isn’t the first time! He cares more about runs, doesn’t fuss too much about trophies,” said Jwala as quoted by The Indian Express.