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Sky is the limit for Yashasvi

Kochi: It is a rags to riches story of 21-year-old cricketer Yashasvi Bhupendra Kumar Jaiswal who has turned out to be an asset for the Rajasthan Royals which owned him for over Rs 4 crore in the current IPL edition.
Hailing from Uttar Pradesh, the ambidextrous six footer is a left handed batter and a right arm leg break bowler, media reports said.
It was his sparkling 124 in 62 balls against Mumbai Indians last night that made him more popular even though his team lost the match.
Coming from a financially backward family of six children, Jaiswal had to find his own way to get trained in the game of cricket.
At the tender age of ten, he moved to Dadar in Mumbai to undergo training in cricket. He
found a part time job at a petty establishment where he also found a shelter for himself.
Jaiswal started training, but could not concentrate on his work due to which he was fired. He took to selling Pani Puri to earn a living and managed to share accommodation with a groundsman.
It was during this time a cricket coach Jwala Singh spotted Jaiswal’s talent and offered to groom him in his own academy in Santa Cruz in late 2013 and also provided him accommodation.
It was in 2015 he got a chance to play a recognised match and scored an unbeaten 319 and took 13/99. He was selected for the Mumbai under-16 squad and India under-19. He topped the table by making 318 runs at the Under-19 Asia Cup 2018 won by India.
He made 173 from 220 balls in a lower category match against South Africa under-19 team. He tops the table with 428 runs at a strike rate of 159.70 in nine matches in the IPL 2023.
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