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Suniel Shetty praises Yashaswi Jasiwal for maiden Test double ton

News Agencies | Updated on: 3 February 2024, 15:18 IST
Suniel Shetty, Yashasvi Jaiswal

Mumbai (Maharashtra): Actor Suniel Shetty on Saturday showered praises on Indian cricketer Yashaswi Jaiswal for scoring his maiden Test double century.

Taking to Instagram, Shetty shared a picture on his story and captioned it, "Mentally strong, determined, Fearless and Pure talent. Yashaswi: Jaisa naam waisa kaam."

Jaiswal's Historic Double Century

Jaiswal on Saturday became the third-youngest Indian player in history to score a Test double hundred.

He accomplished this feat during India's second Test against England at Visakhapatnam.

In the match, he played a marathon knock of 209 in 290 balls, with 19 fours and seven sixes. His runs came at a strike rate of 72.06.

He was eventually dismissed by pace veteran James Anderson. The next highest score for India is by Shubman Gill (34).

Aged 22 years and 37 days, Jaiswal is the third-youngest Indian to get a double ton in Tests.

Vinod Kambli Record

The youngest player to get a double century for India is Vinod Kambli, who was aged 21 years and 35 days when he smashed 224 against England in Mumbai back in 1994.

Sunil Gavaskar Record

India batting icon Sunil Gavaskar held the record of youngest Indian player to get a double ton before Kambli, scoring 220 against a ruthless West Indies attack at Port of Spain in 1971 aged just 21 years and 283 days.

Jaiswal is only the fourth Indian left-hander besides Sourav Ganguly, Gautam Gambhir and Kambli to smash a Test double ton. He has taken just 10 innings to reach his maiden double-century.

Karun Nair notched his maiden double ton for India in just three innings, being the fastest Indian to do so.


First published: 3 February 2024, 15:18 IST