Indian Premier League is known for giving better platforms to the brightest of the talents, leading them to better career opportunities and play international games for their respective nations. If we look at the past editions of the tournament, the cash-rich league has given so many stars to Indian cricket. Speaking of this tournament, one of the most promising talents that the world has come across is Rajasthan Royals’ batter Yashasvi Jaiswal. The extravagant performance of this young star in the ongoing T20 extravaganza is knocking on the doors of selections to get a place in the T20I team. Recently, former Indian spinner, Harbhajan Singh made a bold prediction about Jaiswal’s career.
Answering a fan query about whether Jaiswal should replace Rohit Sharma in the Indian team, he said that the young dynamite is better than many players. He said, "If we compare current form, and if we want to shift our focus towards youth, then Yashasvi (Jaiswal) is better than many. After the T20 World Cup defeat in Dubai (UAE) then plenty was discussed about forming a young unit for the format. Guys like Yashasvi, Rinku Singh, and Shubman Gill under Hardik Pandya should be a new team altogether.” Singh further went on to say that Jaiswal should open innings with Shubman Gill, under the leadership of Hardik Pandya.
He added, “Hardik Pandya should be captain and Yashasvi opens the innings with Shubman Gill. These guys are filled with potential.” Notably, Jaiswal had an excellent season in the famous T20I league, and the 21-year-old ended up scoring 625 runs in 14 innings averaging 48.07. Apart from that, he also ended up smashing the fastest fifty in the IPL in just 13 balls. His side, Rajasthan Royals, ended the 16th edition of Indian Premier League at fifth position.