The Touching Story Of Youngest Double Centurion

The Touching Story Of Youngest Double Centurion

Yashasvi Jaiswal, a Mumbai teenager (17), made history by becoming the youngest cricketer to score a double century. He made history-making move at Vijay Hazare season against Jharkhand  by scoring 203 off 154 balls, including 12 sixes and 17 fours.

However, behind this incredible triumph lies a touching story of Jaiswal. He was only 11 years when he dreamt of becoming a cricketer one day. Yashasvi used to sleep at a dairy shop until the owner threw him away. Later, he lived with Azad Maizan groundsmen in Mumbai. Yashasvi's father was a shopkeeper in UP, but the boy had to move to Mumbai to pursue his dreams. It was his uncle who requested groundsmen if the boy could stay in the tent along with them.

In spite of his father sending little money, Yahasvi had to sell pani-puris and fruits in Mumbai. Yet, the money wasn't sufficient and he had to go to sleep on an empty stomach. 'I remember the days when I was almost shameless. I used to go with my teammates for lunch, knowing that I didn't have any money. I would tell them, 'paisa nahi hai, bhook hai',' he added.

Today, Yashavi Jaiswal has become a popular name winning a final elite group A match of the Vijay Hazare Trophy. He has hit a spectacular double hundred and became India's latest young sensation. Kudos to the boy for standing against remarkable odds in order to fuel his cricket career.