Rajasthan Royals (RR) batter Joe Root has lauded young opener Yashasvi Jaiswal for his hunger to learn from everyone possible in the dressing room. Jaiswal has been in authoritative form in the ongoing season of IPL 2023 and has scored 575 runs thus far in 13 matches including a century.
He has also registered the record of fastest half-century in IPL history - 13 balls.
Root also made his IPL debut this year and has played in the last three matches. The premier English batter has seen Jaiswal from close quarters in the net sessions and said that Jaiswal is hungry to learn from the people around him and has the desire to do well for the side.
“You could see it (India debut) tomorrow," Root said. “One thing that is quite impressive about him is he is very hungry and he has got great desire and belief in his ability. He is making sure that he continues to keep looking to get better, keep learning which he does, he has got a great temperament in that respect and he has got a brilliant work ethic. He is always asking and trying to learn from other players and people around him,” Root told PTI.
Root suggested that Jaiswal doesn’t have any weakness in his batting which can be seen in IPL where he scored well against both spin and the pace.
“So, I think he has got all the elements, there is no area of real weakness at this minute which you can see. He has dominated spin and seam throughout this tournament and you can see him with the confidence he is playing with now is amazing," he added.
RR are virtually out of the race for IPL 2023 playoffs after their huge 100-plus run loss to RCB in Jaipur. They will play their final league match against Punjab Kings on Friday, May 19.