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IND vs ENG - Yashasvi Jaiswal's brilliant 209 earns him 'Real Prince' title by fans as Shubman Gill continues to struggle

Despite his dismissal, Yashasvi Jaiswal got applause and a standing ovation from the crowd and England players.

IND vs ENG - Yashasvi Jaiswal's brilliant 209 earns him 'Real Prince' title by fans as Shubman Gill continues to struggle
Shubman Gill and Yashasvi Jaiswal

Last Updated: 11.05 AM, Feb 03, 2024


Day 2 of the second Test between India and England witnessed the emergence of young talent Yashasvi Jaiswal, who went on to smash his maiden double century at the Dr. Y.S. Rajashekar Reddy ACA-VDCA International Cricket Stadium in Visakhapatnam. However, his splendid innings were brought to a halt by veteran bowler James Anderson after he had amassed 209 runs.

Despite his dismissal, praises continued to pour in for the young Indian batter, with many expressing their admiration for X (formerly known as Twitter), hailing him as the "real prince" of the Indian cricket team. This praise contrasts the title of 'prince' bestowed upon Shubman Gill, who has struggled to find form in recent games.

Fans have stated that Jaiswal embodies the essence of a 'real prince,' standing tall against the English bowlers even as wickets tumbled at the other end.

As for his wicket, Jaiswal came dancing down the pitch and threw his bat at it, the ball soared high in the air, only to be safely caught by Jonny Bairstow advancing from the extra cover boundary. His departure earned him applause and a standing ovation from the crowd as he made his way back to the pavilion. Even England's players joined in to congratulate him for his exceptional innings, which comprised 19 fours and 7 sixes.

Meanwhile, the other Indian batters, the side faced an early setback after winning the toss and electing to bat. Captain Rohit Sharma fell for 14 runs on Day 1, followed swiftly by Shubman Gill, who managed to score 34. Jaiswal then stabilized the innings with a crucial partnership of 90 runs with Shreyas Iyer (27), before achieving his maiden Test century on home soil.

However, the subsequent contributions from the other batters were limited to brief cameos. Rajat Patidar (32), Axar Patel (27), Srikar Bharat (17), and R Ashwin (20) all made modest contributions with the bat.

As of writing this article, India was all-out for 396 runs in 112 overs on Day 2 of the 2nd Test. James Anderson, Shoaib Bashir and Rehan Ahmed clinched three wickets each while Tom Hartley got one to his name.


India (Playing XI): Yashasvi Jaiswal, Rohit Sharma(c), Shubman Gill, Rajat Patidar, Shreyas Iyer, Srikar Bharat(w), Ravichandran Ashwin, Axar Patel, Kuldeep Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, Mukesh Kumar

England (Playing XI): Zak Crawley, Ben Duckett, Ollie Pope, Joe Root, Jonny Bairstow, Ben Stokes(c), Ben Foakes(w), Rehan Ahmed, Tom Hartley, Shoaib Bashir, James Anderson.

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