'I want to tell everyone that...' - Gautam Gambhir makes massive 'overhype' statement after Yashasvi Jaiswal's double century against England

Yashasvi Jaiswal is enjoying an amazing run of form in the ongoing five-match Test series against England. He scored his career's maiden double-century in the second Test.

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Yashasvi Jaiswal and Gautam Gambhir (File Photo: X)

Yashasvi Jaiswal and Gautam Gambhir (File Photo: X)

Young Indian opener Yashasvi Jaiswal stunned everyone with his sensational double century against England in the ongoing second Test of the five-match series. Jaiswal scored 209 runs off 290 balls, with 19 fours and 7 sixes at the ACA-VDCA International Cricket Stadium. On the back of his amazing double ton, India managed to post a total of 396 runs in the first innings of the second Test.

The 22-year-old attracted a lot of praising remarks for his brilliant knock in the second Test against the visitors. The former cricketers, experts and fans of the game hailed the youngster for his outstanding batting performance.

"I want to tell everyone that let the young man play" - Gautam Gambhir about Yashasvi Jaiswal 

Meanwhile, the former Indian opener and now the cricket expert, Gautam Gambhir came up with a completely different approach and big statement while speaking about Yashasvi Jaiswal’s double century. Gambhir also spoke about the way of coverage that media is providing to the youngster’s double century.

“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, give them tags, and make them look like heroes,” said Gambhir to PTI during an interview.

“The pressure of expectation 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 later.

Furthermore, Gambhir was also asked about the poor form of Shubman Gill and Shreyas Iyer in the ongoing five-match Test Series against England.

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,” he added later.

Speaking of the action of the match, the third day’s action is underway as India just lost their first wicket in skipper Rohit Sharma at the team’s total of 29 runs in 29.4 overs.

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