Gautam Gambhir congratulated Yashasvi Jaiswal on his double century but cautioned against overhyping young talents, emphasizing the importance of allowing them to play their natural game.

Yashasvi Jaiswal’s remarkable double-century in the second Test against England at Visakhapatnam has put him in the limelight. Despite other batters failing to capitalize on their starts, the 22-year-old left-handed opener stood tall, notching up a career-best 209.

Gautam Gambhir applauded Jaiswal’s achievement while cautioning against undue hype. The former opener emphasized the importance of allowing Jaiswal to play his natural game without burdening him with excessive expectations.

“I want to congratulate the youngster for his achievement but, more importantly, I want to tell everyone that let the young man play. We have seen in the past that in India we have a habit, especially the media, to overhype their achievements and give them tags and make them look like heroes,” Gambhir said to PTI.

“The pressure of expectations gets the better of them and the players are not able to play their natural game. Let him grow and enjoy his cricket,” he added.

While Jaiswal showcased his batting prowess, other Indian batters like Shubman Gill and Shreyas Iyer struggled to make an impact in the ongoing series against England. Gambhir advocated giving these players time to flourish and prove their quality, just as Jaiswal has done with the bat.

“We should give them time as they are quality players and they have shown it in the past with their performance. That is why they are playing for India,” Gambhir concluded.

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Last Updated on February 4, 2024

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