Once a Golgappa Seller, Now a Star On Cricket Field

New Delhi: 21-year-old Yashasvi Jaiswal has made a name for himself in the world of cricket. He had made a lot of headlines due to his strong batting in the Under-19 World Cup. After this Yashasvi got an opportunity to play for the Indian Premier League’s franchise team Rajasthan Royals. Hailing from Bhadohi, Uttar Pradesh, this player is all set to play for Mumbai against Uttar Pradesh in the semi-finals of the Ranji Trophy. The second semi-final match was played between Mumbai and Uttar Pradesh from June 14. Even though many people have known Yashasvi’s name now, but the journey till here has been very difficult for him. Recalling the days of his struggle, he told how he had to sell golgappas. 10 years ago Yashasvi came to Bhadohi to play Mumbai cricket. At that time he did not even have a house in Mumbai to live in. Nor was there enough money to rent a house. He used to sleep in tents. There was a problem with eating. Sometimes he had to spend the whole day eating glucose biscuits. The situation was such that for his survival in Mumbai, he used to sell golgappas near Azad Maidan.

Recalling those days of his struggle Yashasvi says that the biggest achievement of my life is giving a comfortable life to my parents and family. Ahead of the Ranji Trophy semi-final, he said, ‘The journey I have taken will stay with me for the rest of my life. Remembering those days will always give me confidence. Yes, now I don’t have any problem with money anymore, but it’s not like it has changed my way of thinking. He further said, ‘I am as I was during my struggle days, I am still the same today. I have not changed at all and am not going to change.”

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