U-19 Cricket World Cup: Yashasvi Jaiswal adjudged 'Man of The Tournament'

U-19 Cricket World Cup: Yashasvi Jaiswal adjudged 'Man of The Tournament'

Despite a three-wicket loss against the debutants, Bangladesh in the Under-19 Cricket World Cup final, Mumbai youngster Yashasvi Jaiswal has managed to stand out again. Owing to his stellar performance in the International Cricket Council (ICC) tournament, Jaiswal was adjudged the 'Man of the Tournament'.

The 18-year-old finished the tournament as the highest scorer with 400 runs in his dolly. Amid the batting collapse that occurred within the Indian team, Jaiswal was the sole highlight with a valiant 88. The Mumbai youngster said that he wants to continue the process and take it forward as he eyes a berth in the senior team in the coming years.

"I really enjoyed the tournament. I had a good experience here on how to play in these wickets. I knew I had to play smartly," he said after the match.

Further he added that he is now thinking about what he will be playing next and he wants to stick with the process.

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Jaiswal's journey has been a roller coaster ride as he had to make ends meet by selling panipuris on the streets of Mumbai in his initial days after his father moved to the island city. Jaiswal is originally from Uttar Pradesh (UP).

Earlier, in the U-19 World Cup semi-final, Jaiswal had notched an unbeaten century in India's 10-wicket win against Pakistan. In his semi-final knock, Jaiswal had class written all over it and the southpaw displayed that in the final too.

The youngster finished the tournament with four half-centuries and a century to his name. Jaiswal scored at least a fifty in every match but one throughout the tournament. However, the southpaw's efforts were not enough as Bangladesh U-19 team won via D/L method chasing India's paltry 177 to script their maiden World Cup win.

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