Ravindra Jadeja isn’t a daily in India’s taking part in XI regardless of taking part in worldwide cricket for over a decade now. However regardless of his look within the nationwide crew on and off, the left-arm cricketer has not misplaced his edge and delivers each time he has the chance.
The cricketing fraternity witnessed it in the course of the ICC World Cup when he virtually took India to the finals. And final week, he confirmed within the first Check in opposition to the Windies in Antigua that he certainly is an all-rounder. The left-hander got here out to bat with India in a spot of hassle within the first innings however performed a stable knock of 58 at No.eight to take his crew to a decent complete.
Former India captain Sourav Ganguly lauded Ravindra Jadeja for his efficiency as properly. In a column that he penned for the Occasions of India, the 47-year-old mentioned Jadeja had by no means misplaced the assumption in himself regardless of being out and in of the aspect, be it within the ODIs or Assessments.
“One should additionally point out the efforts of Ravindra Jadeja. He didn’t lose perception though he hasn’t been a daily within the aspect currently — be it in ODIs or Assessments. He got here out and performed a terrific knock within the World Cup semi-final and within the first Check too, he delivered when India actually wanted it,” Ganguly wrote.
Jadeja misplaced his common place after the arrival of Kul-Cha pair
Ravindra Jadeja, who made his worldwide debut in 2009, has performed in 42 Assessments and T20Is every to go together with 156 ODIs, scoring 3807 runs and taking on 400 wickets. He was as soon as a daily within the taking part in XI until the arrival of the spin duo of Yuzvendra Chahal and Kuldeep Yadav. Within the first Check in opposition to the Windies although, Jadeja pipped the extra skilled Ravichandran Ashwin and the out-of-form Kuldeep to make it to the XI.
Ganguly additionally praised different high performers within the Check match, together with Ajinkya Rahane with the bat and Ishant Sharma, Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammed Shami with the ball. Regardless of dealing with hassle earlier within the first innings, India did properly to show the tables round and hammer the hosts by a large margin of 318 runs.