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Yashasvi Jaiswal Gets Only $500  As A Cash Prize?

By Akanksha - 2023-07-15 21:54:54
Yashasvi Jaiswal Gets Only $500  As A Cash Prize?

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Yashasvi Jaiswal's stunning debut performance in the first Test between India and West Indies has sparked a debate over the $500 Man of the Match prize.

Jaiswal, 21, scored an impressive 171 runs in the first innings, helping India to a comprehensive victory by an innings and 141 runs. His knock was the highest score by a debutant in India's first innings in West Indies since 1983.

However, the relatively small prize amount has drawn criticism from some fans, who have compared it to the earnings of incense stick sellers. Others have pointed to the financial struggles of the West Indies Cricket Board, suggesting that the prize reflects their current limitations.

Despite the controversy, Jaiswal's performance has been widely praised. Captain Rohit Sharma said that Jaiswal had "a bright future" in Test cricket, while former India batsman Sunil Gavaskar said that he was "very impressed" with the youngster's knock.

Jaiswal himself has said that he is "happy" with his performance and that he is "looking forward to the next Test."

The debate over the Man of the Match prize has highlighted the financial challenges facing the West Indies Cricket Board. However, it has also served to underline Jaiswal's potential as a future star of Indian cricket.

Here are some additional details from the match:

  • Jaiswal's 171 runs was the highest score by a debutant in India's first innings in West Indies since 1983.
  • Jaiswal's partnership of 229 runs with Rohit Sharma was the highest opening partnership for India in the West Indies since 2013.
  • Ravichandran Ashwin took 5/60 and 7/71 in the match, becoming the first bowler to take 10 wickets in a Test match in Dominica.
  • India won the match by an innings and 141 runs, their biggest victory in the West Indies since 2002.

Looking ahead to the second Test:

The second Test will be played in Port of Spain from July 21-25. India will be looking to maintain their momentum, while the West Indies will be determined to improve their performance and level the series.

Jaiswal will be hoping to build on his impressive debut performance and continue his rise to the top of world cricket.

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