'I didn't want to retire, but...' 5 Yashasvi Jaiswal quotes after epic Rajkot Test against England

Jaiswal scored an unbeaten 214 off 236 balls, his second double ton in just six games

Yashasvi Jaiswal Yashasvi Jaiswal celebrates his ton against England at Rajkot | AFP

Yashasvi Jaiswal also entered the record books by hitting the highest number of sixes (12) by an Indian in a Test innings in the Rajkot Test that India won by a massive 434-run margin. The left-handed attacking opener scored an unbeaten 214 off 236 balls, his second double hundred in just six matches, having made his debut against the West Indies in July 2023.

Here are five things the young opener said in a post-match media interaction at Rajkot:

  • "I'm just trying. Whenever I'm set, I try to make it big. Because in Test cricket you never know, when you're playing well you have to make it big."
  • "It was pretty difficult for me because initially I wasn't getting runs. So had to play the session, and get set. That's when I felt I could score runs. After a while, my back was not good. I didn't want to go out (of the field) but since it was too much, I went out. Today when I came, I wanted to make sure that I take the game forward and bat till the end." 

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  • "I felt there was something in the wicket and the ball was hard. For me, it is important for me to give teams a good start so it was important for me to play long." 
  • "The way Rohit (Sharma) bhai and (Ravindra Jadeja) Jaddu bhai played, that motivated me a lot. Their passion determined me to play session by session. I thought inside the dugout that when I go out there I should also make it count."
  • "Test cricket is hard, but I thought that when I'm in there, I need to give my 100 per cent."

- With PTI inputs

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