Yashasvi Jaiswal, player of the recently-concluded Under-19 World Cup, said practicing on astro-turf pitches before the tournament helped him excel on the bouncy tracks in South Africa.
Jaiswal was also the highest run-getter in the tournament with 400 runs in six innings, including an unbeaten century against Pakistan in the semi-final.
“Jwala sir (his coach) had told me that you have to go and win the player of the series award. We practiced a lot on how to play on bouncy tracks. We practiced on how to play short-balls and that helped me,” said Jaiswal on Saturday.
“I was either ...
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