Yashasvi Jaiswal: The story of the ‘boy of UP’ who broke the dream of UP, know the journey from a golgappa shop to becoming a millionaire


Left-handed opener Yashasvi Jaiswal scored three centuries in the knockout rounds of the Ranji Trophy for Mumbai. He scored 103 runs in the second innings against Uttarakhand in the quarterfinals. After this, he scored 100 and 182 runs against Uttar Pradesh in the semi-finals. Yashasvi, who was born in Uttar Pradesh, got him out of the tournament. Now the discussion has started that he could be the next Shikhar Dhawan of India. We are telling you the story of Yashasvi’s struggle here.

Yashasvi’s journey from selling golgappas outside Azad Maidan in Mumbai to becoming a core member of the Mumbai Ranji team has been an exciting one. Yashasvi hails from Bhadohi, Uttar Pradesh. His childhood was spent in extreme poverty. At the age of 11, he reached Mumbai to become a successful cricketer. Everything was not easy for him there. Yashasvi had to make a name for himself in a big city like Mumbai.

Yashasvi Jaiswal with his coach
– Photo: Amar Ujala.
Many times successful sleeping on empty stomach

He used to sell golgappas and fruits during Ram Leela at Azad Maidan to earn in Mumbai. He often had to sleep on an empty stomach. Yashasvi also worked in a dairy. There he was fired one day. During this, the club offered help to Yashasvi, but a condition was placed in front of him that only if he plays well, he will be given a place to stay in the tent. In the tent, he used to work as a bread maker. There they used to get food in the afternoon and at night.

Jwala Singh grooms Yashasvi

Yashasvi also worked as a ball finder to earn money. The ball was often lost at Azad Maidan. On searching him, Yashasvi used to get money. One day Yashasvi was noticed by coach Jwala Singh. Like Yashasvi, Jwala is also a resident of Uttar Pradesh. He groomed this left-handed batsman. Yashasvi always praises Jwala Singh. He once said, “I am his adopted son. He has played an important role in getting me to this point.

Yashasvi Jaiswal
Yashasvi Jaiswal
– Photo : Social Media
Shine with the Under-19 World Cup

Yashasvi created panic in domestic cricket at the age of just 17 by hitting a double century in youth ODIs. In 2020, he performed brilliantly in the Under-19 World Cup. Yashasvi had scored one century and four half-centuries. He scored 400 runs in six innings of six matches. His average was 133.33. Yashasvi received the Man of the Tournament award in the Under-19 World Cup. He was praised all around.

Rajasthan expressed confidence in Yashasvi

Yashasvi was bought by Rajasthan Royals in IPL 2020 auction for Rs 2.4 crores. He scored 40 runs in three matches for Rajasthan in 2020. After this he scored 249 runs in 10 matches in 2021. Yashasvi was retained by Rajasthan ahead of the 2022 auction. He was not dropped from the team. It was a big deal for a young player. The franchise reposed faith in him. He was retained for Rs 4 crore. This time he scored 258 runs in 10 matches in IPL. During this he scored two half-centuries. He averaged 25.80 and had a strike rate of 132.99.


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