In the last seven months, Yashasvi Jaiswal has seen success playing red-ball cricket, and he has no plans to slow down. The 20-year-old helped Mumbai amass 457 for three against Hyderabad on Day One of their Elite Group B Ranji Trophy encounter at the Sharad Pawar Academy, BKC, on Tuesday. It was his seventh first-class century of the year in ten games.

The left-hander hit 27 fours and one six to help him score 162 off only 195 balls. He had scored three hundred out of his previous six tonnes in the 2021–22 Ranji Trophy knockout matches earlier in the year, two for West Zone in the Duleep Trophy, and one for India ‘A’ during their most recent tour to Bangladesh.

Jaiswal believes it is the outcome of the toil he has devoted the last several years. I’ve put a lot of effort into honing my skills on the net and maintaining my mental toughness. I put up my best effort, but I have no control over the outcome. Asking elders for advice on how to apply oneself in various circumstances is how I learned. The ultimate goal is to study as much as I can to help me become better at playing the game. I only need to be ready because opportunity will knock,” said Jaiswal.

When Prithvi Shaw (19, 21b) was bowled by Kartikeya Kak (1/70) in the fourth over, it seemed like Hyderabad had made the correct choice to choose to bowl. However, this was the only encouraging development for the visitors as the Mumbai batsmen continued to add to their agony.

In their 153-run stand for the second wicket, Jaiswal and Suryakumar Yadav (90, 80b) started cautiously, but the India batsman immediately went on the offensive. Before left-arm spinner Shashank Mehrotra (2/87), who caught him leg-before, the ball was flying off Surya’s bat as he smashed 15 fours and one six throughout his stay.

Jaiswal then teamed up with captain Ajinkya Rahane, who at the stumps had an undefeated score of 139 from 190 balls. For the third wicket, the two added 206 runs in 229 balls together. Sarfaraz Khan, who was batting on 40 from 55 balls when the second day began, will resume the innings with Rahane.

After seeing off the fresh ball, Jaiswal scored the goal. He scored 57 off 91 balls when he worked with Surya, but he also contributed equally when he worked with Rahane, scoring 101 off 102 balls.

Being denied a double tonne disappointed the opener. “I was attempting to bat for as long as I could. After the game, Jaiswal expressed his disappointment, saying, “It was a terrific chance to score a huge knock.