Did Yashasvi Jaiswal really said, “I want to Play at No. 3 (Virat Kohli’s batting position) in ODI World Cup” ? Fact Check

There are few reports in media stating that Yashasvi Jaiswal said, “I want to play at No.3 in ODI world Cup which is happening in India. This is my dream, I hope Rohit Bhaiya considers me”.

After reading it we thought this can’t be true. Young batsman like Yashasvi Jaiswal won’t make such statement even before getting selected in Team India squad. So, our team did fact check on it, here is the result.

It is said that Yashasvi Jaiswal made this statement after Kolkata Knight Riders vs Rajasthan Royals Match at Eden Gardens, Kolkata. Rajasthan Royals won that match by 9 wickets.

While batting first KKR made 149/8 in 20 overs. While chasing this total Rajasthan won the match by o wickets in just 13.1 overs. Yashasvi Jaiswal scored 26 runs in first over of Nitish Rana. He made record during this match.

He scored fastest fifty in the history of Indian Premier League in just 13 balls. He broke the record of KL Rahul and Pat Cummins, both had scored fifty in 14 ball in 2018 and 2022 respectively.

Did Yashsvi Jaiswal really said, “I want to Play at No. 3 (Virat Kohli’s batting position) in ODI World Cup”  Fact Check
Yashasvi Jaiswal (Image: IPL/BCCI)

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He batted so well in this match. He scored not out 98 runs of 47 balls with the help of 13 fours and 5 sixes. He missed 2nd IPL hundred by just 2 runs. He was awarded Player of the Match Award for his performance.

During presentation he said that he wasn’t thinking about scoring hundred and net run rate was the only thing in his mind. He also praised Sanju Samson and accepted his mistake (Jos Buttler run out). You can read his full statement on Cricbuzz.

In his entire conversation he never mentioned about playing for India at No.3 in ODI World Cup. So the statement attributed to him is “Fake Statement”.

After the match one Rohit Sharma fan @45fan_Prathmesh on twitter posted this statement for fun. He also added that Jaiswal was emotional while saying this.

And people started believing it to be true. Some fans in comment praised Yashasvi Jaiswal for boldness and some criticized him for being arrogant and not respecting Virat Kohli. It was all for fun.

But some media websites also fall for it and considered it to be true and published report on it without verifying the facts. It resulted into some fans giving hate to Yashasvi Jaiswal.

Our team found that Yashasvi Jaiswal did not said anything related to playing at NO.3 in ODI World Cup. It’s a completely Fake Statement.

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