In the 1000th game in IPL history, Rajasthan Royals' opener Yashasvi Jaiswal scored his maiden IPL century against Mumbai Indians. Playing at his home ground, Jaiswal took charge from the first ball of the match and went all guns blazing. Opening the innings, with Jos Buttler, the pair stitched up a stunning partnership of 72 runs in 7.1 overs.
After the Englishman departed, Jaiswal continued his hitting form and piled up runs with incredible shot-making. As he paced innings to perfection he reached this milestone in 53 balls. As completed his ton, the Mumbai native bowed down to his home crowd as he hit 13 fours and six sixes.
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After reaching his century, Yashasvi Jaiswal didn't stop as added 24 more runs before departing at the score of 124 runs in 62 balls and helped post the Royals a score of 212 runs. Reacting to this mammoth feat, Jaiswal expressed that his hard work in the nets helped him play this innings
He said, "I think I enjoyed every part of my innings. I was thinking right, planning right and hitting the right shots. I have practised all the shots that I want to play. Every time I hold a bat, be it in the nets or the match, I feel the same way. I have worked hard with Zubin sir. It is really special but it is just one game and I want to keep going. I know my role in the team, make sure run-rate is high and contribute in whatever way possible to the team."