Rajasthan Royals captain Sanju Samson has revealed Yashasvi Jaiswal as the batter who would spend the most time in the nets during practice sessions in the Indian Premier League.

Young Jaiswal’s commitment to batting practice, in fact, has been so much that he had to be “pulled out of nets for the last few years” to ensure that the support staff is not worn out.

“We have four sardarji’s in our practice camp,” Rajasthan Royals captain Sanju Samson explained during Star Sports’ ‘Star Nahi Far‘ event at Kochi. “They are called Cut, Pull, Flick and Drive. The guy called Cut only bowls cut balls to practice, the guy called Pull only bowls pull to practice and so on.

“All four of them dislocated their shoulders because of Jaiswal last season,” Samson revealed. “They were in the hospital but they made a comeback after treatment. 

“Instead of players, the staff gets injured because of Jaiswal,” Sanju laughed.

The 22-year-old Jaiswal was Rajasthan Royals’ top scorer and fifth overall in IPL 2023, amassing 625 runs from 14 matches including a century and five fifties. His season – headlined by his remarkable pull shots – included 82 fours, only three behind season-topper Shubman Gill of Gujarat Titans.

Jaiswal made his IPL debut in 2020 with the Royals. Since then, he has scored 1172 runs at an average of ​​32.56 and a strike rate of 148.73.  

The left-handed opener has been in great form this year scoring 712 runs – including two double hundreds – in the recently concluded five-match Test series against England. India won the series 4-1 and Jaiswal was adjudged Player of the Series, for his batting display.

Rajasthan Royals face Lucknow Super Giants in their first match of IPL 2024 at Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur on March 24.