Seventeen-year-old Yashasvi Jaiswal grabbed headlines on Wednesday after his double century for Mumbai against Jharkhand in the Vijay Hazare Trophy 2019-20 saw the in-form batsman storm into the record books to become the youngest ever double centurion in List A cricket.
The Mumbai batsman has been in fine form this summer. His four half-centuries starred in the India under-19 team’s tri-series triumph in England. Jaiswal carried his form to the one-day warm-up tournament for the season – Vizzy Trophy – where he scored 224 runs and took eight wickets that earned him the Man of the Tournament award.
Youngest to score a double century in List A cricket
|17||292||Yashasvi Jaiswal||203||Mumbai||Jharkhand||Alur||October 16, 2019|
|20||275||Alan Barrow||202*||Natal||South Africa African XI||Durban||October 25, 1975|
|21||20||Mitchell van Buuren||200||Gauteng||Western Province||Johannesburg||February 10, 2019|
|21||280||Travis Head||202||South Australia||Western Australia||Sydney||October 5, 2015|
|21||282||Ben Duckett||220*||England Lions||Sri Lanka A||Canterbury||July 25, 2016|
|22||103||Mohammad Ali||207||Pakistan Customs||Defence Housing Authority||Sialkot||April 4, 2005|
|23||31||Ravi Bopara||201*||Essex||Leicestershire||Leicester||June 4, 2008|
|23||131||Khalid Latif||204*||Karachi Dolphins||Quetta Bears||Karachi||March 15, 2009|
|24||335||Sanju Samson||212*||Kerala||Goa||Alur||October 12, 2009|
|25||241||Phil Hughes||202*||Australia A||South Africa A||Darwin||July 29, 2014|
Here are some key facts on Yashasvi Jaiswal:
Before the Vijay Hazare Trophy match on Wednesday, Yashasvi, who made his List A debut in the ongoing 2019-20 season, registered two hundreds against Goa and Kerala. The left-hander reached 200 off just 149 balls (17 fours, 12 sixes).
Yashasvi, who was the highest run-getter and player of the tournament for the 2018 ACC Under-19 Asia Cup which India won, became the third batsman — after KV Kaushal and Sanju Samson — to smash a double in the domestic one-day cricket tournament. He was eventually caught by Rahul Shukla off Vivek Tiwari for 203 (154).
His record innings at Alur came against a tight Jharkhand bowling attack comprising pacer Varun Aaron and spinners Anukul Roy and Shahbaz Nadeem.
Yashasvi had hit an unbeaten 319 and then in the same match claimed 13/99 for Anjuman Islam High School (Fort) against Raja Shivaji Vidyamandir (Dadar) in a Giles Shield schools match in January 2014. He was 12 then.
Yashasvi is the son of a shopkeeper. He grew up in Bhadohi in Uttar Pradesh but moved to Mumbai to pursue a career in cricket.
At the start, the youngster struggled to make ends meet. He was thrown out of a dairy shop (where he would sleep at nights) and even slept with groundsmen in the Muslim United Club tents in Azad Maidan.
Yashasvi has even sold pani puri to make a living. However, there was hope after local coach Jwala Singh helped him stay afloat.
In Mumbai, he lives in a chawl in Kadamwadi in Santacruz.