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Jaiswal, 19, teaches Sreesanth, 38, a lesson!

By Rediff Cricket
January 14, 2021 18:32 IST
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Indian domestic cricket rarely makes news until records are broken. But trust Shanthakumaran Sreesanth to make news wherever he goes.

Yashasvi Jaiswal

Photograph: Kind courtesy Yashasvi Jaiswal/Twitter

On Wednesday, in the ongoing Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy, an encounter between India Under-19 World Cup star Yashasvi Jaiswal and Sreesanth stood out.

 

S Sreesanth

IMAGE: Pacer Shanthakumaran Sreesanth. Photograph: Shanthakumaran Sreesanth/Twitter

Sreesanth had marked his return to professional cricket on Monday with a wicket in his first competitive game -- against Puducherry -- in seven years.

On Wednesday, in the Kerala-Mumbai tie, Yashasvi opened the innings for Mumbai and appeared in quite an aggressive mood with the bat.

S Sreesanth

Sreesanth came to bowl the sixth over. Mumbai were going well at 39/0.

Jaiswal tried to go after Sreesanth in the first ball of the over, swung and missed.

The Kerala pacer -- who turns 38 on February 6 -- immediately stared at Yashasvi, who is half his age (19), and apparently sledged him.

Unfazed, Yashasvi responded in style, hitting 6,6 and 4 off Sreesanth's next three deliveries.

Sreesanth went for 47 runs at the end while Yashasvi scored 40 off 32 balls.

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Mumbai posted 196 runs thanks to quick-fire knocks from Yashasvi, Aditya Tare and Suryakumar Yadav.

But Mohammed Azharuddeen slammed a 37-ball century to power Kerala to an 8 wicket victory.

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