17-year-old Yashasvi Jaiswal became the youngest batsman to score a List-A double century. The Mumbai opener played a splendid knock of 203 runs, comprising 17 fours and 12 sixes, against Jharkhand in the Vijay Hazare trophy and taking the score to 358.
At 186, his team-mate sent him a message to hold on as he was reaching a milestone. Jaiswal slowed down a bit but Mumbai skipper Shreyas Iyer advised him to go with the flow.
Jaiswal told The Indian Express,
“It was a day when everything was going right for me. After the hundred. I played some shots and quickly managed to score 150. It helped me that my batting partner (Iyer) said that I should continue my natural game and not think about the double hundred. I hit a six and I was close. Finally, it was a great feeling to be first cricketer to achieve this.”
Hailing from Uttar Pradesh, Jaiswal’s father is a shopkeeper in Bhadohi. He moved to Mumbai to pursue his cricketing career where he used to sleep at a dairy shop at nights but was later thrown out .