Indian youngster Yashasvi Jaiswal added another feather to his hat by becoming the fastest Indian to reach 1000 runs in Test cricket. He reached the milestone during the opening day of the fifth Test against England on Thursday.

Jaiswal took nine matches and sixteen innings to break the record. Vinod Kambli reached the milestone in 12 matches but took only 14 innings in November 1994.

The 22-year-old Jaiswal made his Test debut in July 2023 and now stands on top of the scoring charts of the World Test Championship 2023-25. Indian cricket team captain Rohit Sharma is the closest teammate on the list with 649 runs.

Jaiswal’s batting exploits have helped him amass 712 runs in the current series, which is the third-highest by an Indian in a Test series. He went past Virat Kohli’s 692 runs scored against Australia in the 2014/15 tour.

Sunil Gavaskar currently leads the chart for his mammoth 774 runs scored in his debut series against the West Indies.

Jaiswal is also in contention to equal Don Bradman’s record of three double centuries in a single series, which he scored against England in 1930. 

Jaiswal currently has scored two back-to-back double hundreds in this series, becoming only the seventh batter to do so.

The two double tons also made Jaiswal the third youngest batter, after Vinod Kambli and Don Bradman, to score two double centuries in Tests. 

The young southpaw’s 700-plus score is also the most runs scored by an Indian in a bilateral series against England.

Jaiswal, who plays for Rajasthan Royals in the Indian Premier League, also equalled the record for most sixes in a single Test inning held by Wasim Akram, when he scored 12 sixes in the second innings of the Rajkot Test en route to his 214 not-out. 

With 26 sixes in five Tests, Jaiswal has now hit the most sixes in a single Test series. He also has the most number of sixes - 29 - in this cycle of the World Test Championship. Jaiswal was eventually dismissed for 57 in the first innings of the fifth Test after three sixes and five fours.

Jaiswal’s brilliant batting in this series has elevated him into the top 10 of the ICC Test batter’s list where he is currently placed at 10th.