Virat Kohli is a legend, and I consider myself fortunate to have played with him: Yashasvi Jaiswal. There are many things to learn from him, both in and out of cricket. ‘I try to read his mind,’ Jaiswal explained.
Over the years, the Indian team has had several notable players in the squad, from Sachin Tendulkar to MS Dhoni, who have served as role models for the next generation. However, none of the players appear to have had the same influence on the younger generation as 34-year-old Virat Kohli.
Kohli has gained significant traction and admirers all around the world over the years due to his outstanding achievements for both India and the Indian Premier League (IPL). Many young rising stars, including 21-year-old Yashasvi Jaiswal, look up to Kohli and aspire to be cricketers like him.
Yashasvi Jaiswal came forth shortly after making his much-anticipated debut for India and scoring a wonderful century in the first Test to reflect on what an honor it was to play alongside Virat Kohli. He also believes that the 34-year-old has a lot to teach him and that he is constantly trying to pick his brain.
“It’s incredible to see him bat. What else can I say? He is a living legend. I consider myself fortunate to be able to play alongside him. There are many things to learn from him, both in and out of cricket. “I try to pick his brain,” Jaiswal said after the first day of the second Test.
“Everyone has a different method of explaining things. They have all had prior experience. I attentively consider all of their suggestions. There are few thoughts underlying what they are saying. Getting information and other tiny things is great,” he continued.
There is disappointment when I get out: Jaiswal
Furthermore, Jaiswal discussed his dismissal in the second Test and stated that there is always disappointment when one is dismissed. It’s worth remembering that the 21-year-old scored 57 runs in 74 pitches in the first two innings before being replaced by Jason Holder.
“Whenever I bat, I try to ensure how long I can bat, and of course, I’m disappointed when I get out.” I just need to keep learning. I’m always striving to do well for the team. I go in with the same attitude. “It’s an honor to go out there and represent your country,” Jaiswal remarked.