Indian commentator Aakash Chopra predicts Yashasvi Jaiswal‘s double century after the latter finished a debut test century on Thursday. Youngster Yashasvi Jaiswal is in great form and can likely turn his century in his Test debut into a double century. On Thursday, July 13, India finished Day 2 of the first Test match against the West Indies at 312/2. Jaiswal was undefeated on 143. The visitors have eight first-innings wickets in hand and a 162-run advantage.
In a video evaluation of the match posted to his official YouTube channel, Aakash Chopra predicted that Yashasvi Jaiswal will soon get a double century. He said,
“Let’s talk about Yashasvi Jaiswal first and the way he played. He is already playing on 143 and I won’t be too surprised if he scores 200 as well because this player knows how to convert hundreds into double hundreds.”
Chopra further added,
“He showed both aspects of his game. He can take risks – use his feet, play the reverse sweep, he has the might to do that – but he can give himself time as well and stay at the wicket for a long time. So this player also knows the method to play retro Test cricket.”
The cricketer-turned-commentator noted that while the Mumbai batter’s reverse sweep displays his contemporary thinking, Day 2’s cautious approach demonstrates his long-term potential. He said,
“I personally feel that the modern-day cricketer has it in his DNA to play big shots, to take risks, they easily play unconventional shots. So that reverse sweep shows his mentality for sure but the second day’s play showed me that he can be a long-term prospect.”
In his conclusion, Aakash Chopra said that a batsman can only give himself time if he is confident that his circumstances would improve. Otherwise, he grows restless. He continued by saying that Jaiswal had already inscribed his name in gold letters due to the numerous records he broke throughout his unmatched century.