Yashasvi Jaiswal is an Indian allrounder who has played for Mumbai in domestic cricket and Rajasthan Royals in the Indian Premier League (IPL). He is considered a hard-hitting opening batsman and has scored many hundreds in his cricketing journey.
Yashasvi Bhupendra Kumar Jaiswal was born on Friday, 28 December 2001 (age 21 years; as of 2022) in Suriyawan, Bhadohi, Uttar Pradesh, India. His zodiac sign is Capricorn. He was interested in cricket since childhood; however, he had no access to training facilities as he had a poor financial background. At the age of eleven in 2012, he moved to Mumbai to pursue his dreams of cricket. After moving to Mumbai, he met with his uncle Santosh who had a small house; however, his uncle was unable to accommodate him as he did not have any space at his home. His uncle helped him get a job at a dairy farm where he was allowed to sleep. Yashasvi studied at the Anjuman Islam Urdu High School, CST Mumbai during the day and played cricket during the afternoon, as a result, he was unable to work efficiently and was ultimately ousted from the dairy farm.
He later joined Muslim United Cricket Club in Azad Maidan, Mumbai where he used to sleep in the gardener’s tent. He started playing regular cricket at the Club and sold panipuris and fruits in the evening. Although he did not like selling them, he sold them to make ends meet.
While practising in the nets, he was noticed by the coach Jwala Singh one day who was impressed with his shots as he was playing seamlessly on a hard pitch where other cricketers were struggling. Jwala took him under his wings and provided him a place to stay following which his father made Jwala Singh his legal guardian. He took off on a cricket journey after that and never looked back.
Height (approx.): 6′ 0″
Weight (approx.): 75 kg
Hair Colour: Black
Eye Colour: Brown
Body Measurements (approx.): Chest 40″, Waist 32″, Biceps 12″
He was born into a Hindu family.
Parents & Siblings
His father’s name is Bhupendra Jaiswal, and his mother’s name is Kanchan Jaiswal. His father owns a small shop in Bhadohi, and his mother is a homemaker. He has two brothers named Tejaswi Jaiswal and Pradeep Jaiswal and a sister named Ekta Jaiswal. His brother Tejaswi also plays cricket and trains at Rajasthan Royals Academy.
He is unmarried.
He is single.
He made his debut in the Harris Shield Tournament for the Anjuman Islam Urdu High School, CST Mumbai in the 2012-13 season. During a match in the Giles Shield Tournament, he scored 319 runs and took 13 wickets for 99 runs against Raja Shivaji Vidyamandir which was registered in the Limca Book of Records as the best inter-school all-around performance.
Since he was low on confidence due to his struggle with his financial background, he was counselled by former Indian cricket legends, Dilip Vengsarkar and Wasim Jaffer, and Vengsarkar also trained him at his academy, Dilip Vengsarkar Foundation Academy.
He later played for Mumbai United Sports Club, Sachin Tendulkar XI, and Mumbai Police Sports Club in different tournaments. He played for Mumbai Under-16, Mumbai Under-19, Mumbai Under-23, and Mumbai teams in domestic cricket and emerged as a prolific allrounder and a run machine by scoring more than 50 centuries and taking more than 200 wickets. He made his debut in the Ranji Trophy on 7 January 2019 against Chhattisgarh. He became the youngest double centurion in List A cricket by scoring 203 runs off 154 balls against Jharkhand in the 2019-20 Vijay Hazare Trophy. He played for the West Zone, India A, and the Rest of India in the domestic circuit.
Under-19 & Under-23
In 2018, he was selected for India Under-19, and he helped the team win the 2018 Under-19 Asia Cup; he was the highest runscorer with 318 runs and won the Player of the Tournament award. He later played for India Under-19 A and India Under-19 Red in different tournaments. He played for India Under-19 in the 2020 Under-19 World Cup and scored 105 runs not out in the semi-final against Pakistan.
He also scored 88 runs in the final against Bangladesh; however, India lost the final and finished as runner-up. He scored 400 runs in the World Cup at an average of 133.33 and won the Player of the Tournament award. He later played for the India Under-23 team in international tournaments.
Mumbai T20 League
In the maiden season of the Mumbai T20 League in 2018, he played for North Mumbai Panthers (NMP). In a match against Shivaji Park Lions, he scored 69 runs.
Indian Premier League (IPL)
In the 2020 IPL auction, he was acquired by Rajasthan Royals (RR) for Rs 2.4 crores against his base price of Rs 20 lakhs. He played his debut IPL match on 22 September 2020 against Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and scored 6 runs. On 2 October 2021, he made his maiden IPL fifty by scoring 50 runs off 21 balls against CSK at a strike rate of 238.10. RR retained him for Rs 4 crores before the 2022 IPL mega auction. On 30 April 2023, he scored his maiden IPL hundred by scoring 124 runs off 62 balls against Mumbai Indians (MI) at a strike rate of 200. On 11 May 2023, he scored 98 runs not out off 47 balls against Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) at a strike rate of 208.51 during which he completed his fifty in 13 balls. Many cricketers applauded his knock and took to Twitter to heap praise on him.
His jersey number is 19.
- On 16 October 2019, he became the youngest player to score a double century in List A (one-day) cricket (at the age of 17 years and 292 days).
- In 2023, he became the highest runscorer in a single season of the Irani Cup and the first player to score a double century and a century in the same game of the tournament.
- On 11 May 2023, he scored the fastest half-century in IPL.
Fastest FIFTY in the IPL
— IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) May 11, 2023
- Film(s): Titanic, M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story, Iqbal
- Song: My Heart Will Go On by Celine Dion
He has got inked tattoos on his left abdomen, left forearm, and right forearm.
- His batting style is left-handed, and his bowling style is right-arm leg break.
- He revealed during an interview that when he used to live at the tents in Azad Maidan in Mumbai, his coach Jwala Singh asked him to score runs in a match if he wanted to train at his academy and get a place to live. Yashasvi scored runs in that match and later started living at Jwala’s house which relieved him of the financial stress.
- When coach Jwala Singh started training him, he was very weak as he was struggling financially. Later, it was revealed that he had very weak knees, hence Jwala worked on his strength training on the advice of a nutritionist.
- His father was so overwhelmed with coach Jwala Singh for helping Yashasvi that he made Jwala his legal guardian and gave him power of attorney and said that he trusted Jwala.
- Interestingly, Yashavi’s shared his room with Arjun Tendulkar during the training camp at National Cricket Academy (NCA), Bengaluru. He requested Arjun to arrange a meeting with his father, Sachin Tendulkar. Later, he had a 40-minute meeting with Sachin, and Sachin also gifted Yashavi his bat.
The things we discussed,I will always keep with me and remember them.Looking forward to more such interactions in near future sir. pic.twitter.com/LYZMH0TUi2
— Yashasvi Jaiswal (@ybj_19) June 28, 2020
- After hitting 98 runs not out against KKR on 11 May 2023, he said during the press conference that his dream was to open for India in the 2023 ODI World Cup at the number 3 batting position and hoped that Indian captain Rohit Sharma would consider him.
- During an interview, Yashasvi revealed that he was a romantic person and liked love songs, especially English romantic songs.
- He is signed by the Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOCL) and plays for them in corporate cricket tournaments.
- His celebration style is unique and he takes off his helmet, rises his bat, and bows down to the fans in the stadium.
That Maiden IPL Century feeling
— IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) April 30, 2023