Yashasvi Jaiswal, the Indian opener, recently shared a nostalgic story from his past. He reminisced about his days of climbing trees with his roommate to catch glimpses of match screenings at the prestigious Press Club in Mumbai.

Jaiswal revealed that whenever he spotted the floodlights illuminating the Wankhede Stadium, he dreamt of one day playing at that iconic venue. The talented young cricketer recalled how these cherished childhood memories came rushing back when he scored a century on the very same ground during this year’s Indian Premier League (IPL 2023).

In an interview with The Indian Express, Yashasvi Jaiswal expressed, “During the nights, my roommate and I would make efforts to watch the games together, and it was an incredibly enjoyable time for both of us. Now that I am playing professionally, I dedicate all my efforts to the game. I used to gaze at the floodlights of the Wankhede Stadium, wishing with all my heart that one day, I would have the opportunity to step onto that hallowed ground.”

He continued, “The thought of playing at Wankhede was always present in my mind. When the moment actually arrived, and especially when I achieved a century there, all those childhood memories flooded back. It served as a tremendous motivation for me to strive for even greater success. To be honest, I never really contemplated whether I would play at Wankhede or not; I simply focused on working hard, fully confident that one day, my dream would come true.”