I am really excited to meet Steve Smith: Yashasvi Jaiswal
Former Australian Captain Steve Smith will be leading Rajasthan Royals in IPL 2020 which will start from September 19 in United Arab Emirates (UAE).
Uncapped Indian batsman Yashasvi Jaiswal was sold to Rajasthan Royals (RR) for Rs 2.40 crore. Kings XI Punjab, Kolkata Knight Riders and Mumbai Indians were also involved in a small bidding war for Yashasvi Jaiswal in Indian Premier League 2020 (IPL 2020) Auction. "I am really excited to meet Steve Smith. It is going to be a big opportunity for me. I have seen him play, but IPL and RR have given me the platform to meet the legendary batsman and learn from him. I want to ask him about his mindset. I will ask him about the technical aspects of the game and how he prepares before a match," Yashasvi Jaiswal said "I want to face Jofra Archer in the nets. He is a very different bowler and you can't judge him. He is a very talented bowler. I want to play him and improve my game. I am really excited to meet and learn from both Smith and Jofra." "During the lockdown period, I was in touch with RR coaches. They have helped me a lot in this period. I have followed their tips closely. They said do as much as you can in terms of work outs and regular exercises. I am really happy and lucky that I have a very good family like Rajasthan Royals and I am really proud to be a part of that family," he said. "Those are special memories. The experience of playing the World Cup will always be with me and I will cherish that. I had worked really hard for that tournament. Be it fielding, batting or bowling, I prepared myself in every department and for every situation. I was happy with my performance in the u-19 World Cup. The World Cup was not the end of the road for me, I have to go a long way. I have to focus on what I am going to do next. The coaches and the support staff, during the World, helped me a lot. They guided me at every step." "I just want to learn about cricket every single day. I want to improve my cricket. I am sure the day will come (playing for the senior India team), but I want to take it one step at a time. If I deserve it, I will get it. I will look forward to that day and when it comes, I will give my 200 percent." "That bat is broken. But I have kept it in my room as a memory. After the World Cup, I went to meet him (Sachin) at the BKC. He hugged me. I had so many things to ask him. I asked about IPL and my World Cup performance. I know I am a left-hander but I take inspiration from him. One can learn a lot from batting videos. I am lucky that I can meet him and learn. Just look at his skills and dedication, they are a class apart. I have so many things to talk about when it comes to Rahul sir. About his guidance and the way he has supported me. His one of many tips - 'Watch the ball carefully and play' has helped me a lot," he added. Former Australian Captain Steve Smith will be leading Rajasthan Royals in IPL 2020 which will start from September 19 in United Arab Emirates (UAE).