Yashasvi Jaiswal, IPL’s latest centurion, has inspired millions of people around the world with his incredible journey from selling pani puris to becoming an IPL star. Jaiswal’s story is a testament to the power of hard work, determination, and a never-give-up attitude.
A small towner
Coming from a very small town in Uttar Pradesh, Yashasvi Jaiswal had to move to the flashy streets of Mumbai at the age of 11, and that too without his parents. He lived with his uncle who eventually asked him to move out because of logistical problems .
Jaiswal had to sell pani puris on the streets of Mumbai to support himself. However, despite the financial struggles he faced, he never let go of his passion for cricket. He spent hours practicing on the streets and playing for local teams, hoping that one day he would make it big. He would practice in the Azad Maidan in Mumbai during the day, sell pani puris after practice, and then sleep in a tent nearby his practice ground.
Rajasthan Royals spot the talent
Jaiswal’s talent did not go unnoticed. He was eventually selected to play for the Mumbai cricket team, where he continued to impress with his skills. However, his dream was to play in the Indian Premier League (IPL) and subsequently for the Indian team. In 2020, Jaiswal’s dream finally came true when he was selected to play for the Rajasthan Royals IPL team. It was a proud moment for Jaiswal, who had come a long way from selling pani puris on the streets. But his journey was far from over.
Jaiswal faced many challenges in his debut season in the IPL, but he never gave up. He continued to work hard and improve his game. And finally, his hard work paid off when he scored his maiden IPL century against the Mumbai Indians in Sunday’s game. Jaiswal’s story is an inspiration to millions of people around the world who face similar struggles and hardships in their lives. His never-give-up attitude and determination to succeed are a reminder that with hard work and persistence, anything is possible Today, Jaiswal is a role model for young cricketers everywhere, and his story is a source of hope and inspiration for anyone who dares to dream big.