Ahead of Rajasthan Royals’ IPL 2023 game against Punjab Kings, former India cricketer Virender Sehwag lauded the Yashasvi Jaiswal saying that the young opener has learnt the art of converting 50s into 100s from star Indian cricketer Virat Kohli.
The race to playoffs in IPL 2023 continues to get interesting as teams are making every possible effort to keep themselves in the hunt. With an aim to keep their outside chances of making it to the playoffs in the ‘Toughest T20’, Punjab Kings host Rajasthan Royals at their second home ground in Dharamsala.
The Shikhar Dhawan-led PBKS lost to Delhi Capitals in the previous game at the same venue while RR are also coming on the back of a morale-sapping 112-run defeat against RCB at their home.
Playing their last league game of the competition, both Punjab and Rajasthan will be aiming to bounce back and finish their campaign on a positive note even if it is their last match of the season.
Young and dynamic India batter Yashasvi will be once again the cynosure of all eyes as he arrives at the batting-friendly track in Himachal Pradesh. The left-handed opener — who is third in the Orange Cap leaderboard — will look to breach the 600-run mark in the season.
“Yashasvi Jaiswal is a future star. He has learnt the art of converting 50s into 100s from Virat Kohli. Several batters throw their wickets after scoring 13-ball 50 but Yashasvi looks to build on. He’s got that temperament to play big knocks,” said Sehwag on Star Sports’ Cricket Live.
Another young talent in the match will be Punjab Kings’ all-rounder Sam Curran, who also happens to be the most expensive player of IPL 2023.