Eighteen-year-old Yashasvi Jaiswal made his IPL debut against the Chennai Super Kings on Tuesday evening. The son of a pani-puri vendor in Mumbai, Jaiswal’s foray into competitive cricket has been nothing short of a fairy tale. After his heroics in the under-19 world cup earlier this year, he was picked up by the Rajasthan Royals in the IPL auction for a whopping INR 2.4 crore.

Ahead of Rajasthan’s game against CSK, the teenager was understandably awestruck by the legendary MS Dhoni’s presence, and greeted the great man with folded hands as a mark of respect. The camera captured it, and the fans loved it.

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A young Cricketer acknowledging an Icon. What a moment in IPL.

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Jaiswal didn’t have the greatest of debuts, as the opening batsman could manage only six runs before being dismissed. However it’s still early stages in the IPL, and we hope the talented youngster will live up to his promise as the tournament progresses.

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