'Ab to bs paisa hi paisa hoga' - Fans react as star batter Yashasvi Jaiswal buys home for his parents

India opening batter Yashasvi Jaiswal made his international debut against West Indies this week. He scored century on debut.

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India's opening batter Yashasvi Jaiswal had a tough life in Mumbai. He and his family used to live in poverty and he used to sell paani puris (deep-fried breaded spheres) to meet his ends. A few years back, in 2019, he came into the limelight after becoming the youngest player to score a double hundred in List A. The next year, he played for India in the U19 World Cup.

More than three years later, the left-hander has made his international debut and scored a hundred in the first Test against the West Indies. Meanwhile, before the game, Jaiswal managed to get a new home for his parents as compared to a 2 BHK rented apartment in Santa Cruz.

Speaking to The Indian Express, brother Tejsvi said: “He kept telling us, ‘please shift soon, I don’t want to stay in this house’. Even during the Test match, he would ask about our shifting plans. All his life, he had just one wish, to have his own house. You know how he has come up, he understands the importance of a roof over his head, especially in Mumbai.”

I have always been honest with myself: Yashasvi Jaiswal

In a different interview with the same publication, the former India U19 player said that he has always been honest with himself.

“I’m not easy on myself. I am imaandar (honest) to myself, and if any error happens, then I tell myself I committed this mistake. If any good thing happens, then I say I did well but ab aage dekh (now, look ahead). I never get carried away,” he had told The Indian Express earlier, trying to explain his mindset.

“He is carrying Mumbai’s batting legacy now. Yashasvi has shown that he can adapt quickly. (Sachin) Tendulkar and (Sunil) Gavaskar had to adapt in two formats but the coming generation will have to adapt in three formats, which is not easy,” he said.

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