May 29, 2023, 17:18 IST

IPL 2023: AB De Villiers names the most dangerous from this year’s IPL


Sunday was a disappointing day for all the fans as they saw rains play spoilsport. The final for the 2023 season of TATA Indian Premier League was moved by a day. The game was rescheduled as the entire day was lost due to rains on Sunday and now will be played on Monday which is a reserve day. While we are set to witness the end of perhaps the best season of IPL, there were a few players who made it a season to remember with their performances.

The story as it happened –

Former South African captain and RCB stalwart AB De Villiers is a name who is much loved across India. ABD as he is fondly called across India has made a huge statement about a young Indian player after his performances this season of TATA IPL.

AB De Villiers heaps praise on Indian youngster –

Speaking to Jio Cinema which has been showing the TATA IPL 2023 on their OTT platform, AB De Villiers was in praise of one young player. The player in questions none other than Yashasvi Jaiswal. The 21 year old left hander was the leading light for Rajasthan Royals as they finished 5th and missed the play-off places.

AB De Villiers while speaking to Jio Cinema said” Yashasvi Jaiswal is, by a long margin, my favorite player. He is young, possesses a wide range of shots, and displays a composed and calm temperament at the crease. I admire his ability to dominate bowlers while maintaining control, “He has a long way to go, and I believe Jaiswal has all the qualities to become a great player, even surpassing someone like Shubman Gill,”

Jaiswal part of the Indian squad for WTC Finals –

Ruturaj Gaikwad’s decision to get married post the end of the IPL has opened the door for the young Jaiswal. The 21 year old will be part of the Indian team for the World Test Championship final alongside Surya Kumar Yadav as a stand by. This is the first the talented southpaw from Mumbai will be part of the Indian set up.

Jaiswal’s blistering IPL form –

Yashasvi Jaiswal made his IPL debut in 2020 and played 3 games and 10 games each the next 2 years. In 23 matches he had scored a total of 547 runs with 3 half centuries. 2023, though was the turning point as Jaiswal scored 625 runs with 5 half centuries and a century. That Century was the 124 he scored against Mumbai at Wankhede in perhaps one of the best knocks. This year Jaiswal averaged 48 while striking at 163 with the bat.