Cricket legend Brian Lara was left impressed by Yashasvi Jaiswal’s sterling performance against the Mumbai Indians that saw the southpaw strike form in the Indian Premier League this season.

Jaiswal scored his second hundred of the tournament, and his first fifty-plus score of IPL 2024, with an unbeaten 104 off just 60 balls in Rajasthan Royals’ nine-wicket win over MI. He anchored the chase perfectly hitting nine fours and seven sixes.

"It was well put together, great cricketing shots, he's managed throughout the innings,” Lara said on Star Sports Cricket Live. “And anyone knows, if you're chasing such a good total, at Jaipur and you bounce through the innings, you're soon going to get there.”

Before the last match, the 22-year-old Jaiswal had a meagre 121 runs from seven matches this season averaging 17.29 with the bat. The left-handed opener had a highest score of 39 which he hit against the Punjab Kings.

But Jaiswal showed resilience and composure to find his groove again, ending his run of ordinary scores with a much-needed century. His return to form augurs well for the Royals as they enter a crucial phase with four away games coming up.

"Yeah, beautiful. But the fact of the matter is, he's taking his time, looking at the ball right from up at the back, and he's playing cricketing shots. He's got all the stuff, he doesn't have to worry about it," Lara said

"And when you do get on top of the bowlers, that's when you take it back, because that's what I love about Yashasvi.

"He has shown a lot of responsibility, a lot of maturity, and I'm very happy to have him back," the former West Indies skipper explained.