Australia vs India 2018-19: Questions Push Kedar Jadhav to Look at MS Dhoni for Answers
Team India’s middle-order batsman Kedar Jadhav in his recent chat with his teammate Yuzvendra Chahal reveals he clears up his doubts while often looking at the senior batsman MS Dhoni. Jadhav who has further emerged as productive with the ball owing to his unusual action added Dhoni makes batting look quite easy while being in the middle.
“Whenever I had any questions in my mind I would look at him and get my answers. Batting becomes easier whenever he is at the other end,” Jadhav told Chahal Tv for BCCI.
Besides, the astute thinker in Dhoni has often backed the youngsters. Owing to his master strategy, Dhoni has often acclaimed praised to deliver in his own way for the team.
Two heads and advantage:
Moreover, the 33-year-old batting all-round Jadhav has lauded the tremendous efforts of Dhoni. He added Dhoni has a significant impact on the partners which proves beneficial in a nutshell.
“It’s like your batting with two heads and one head is his. That is always an advantage,” Jadhav added.
Earlier, in the third and final One-day International in Melbourne, Jadhav alongside put up an important show for the Men in Blue—to clinch the game by seven wickets with four balls to spare. Jadhav and Dhoni recorded unbeaten 121 runs for the fourth wicket to register yet another historic series win on the Australian soil.
The 37-year-old Dhoni is in the rich vein of form which saw him smashing unbeaten 87 off 114 deliveries. On the other side, Jadhav came at the expense of Ambati Rayudu, smashed unbeaten 57-ball 61. His innings was laced with seven fours.
Dhoni Factor at Melbourne:
While revealing about his plans, Jadhav backed his instincts to play his normal game. Jadhav added he knew if he would spend the time to take the game closer, Dhoni was a massive advantage to take India home.
“This was my first match here and the last of the series. So I wanted to spend as much time in the middle as possible. Normally I score at a strike rate of 100 so I knew if I stay till the end we will get closer to the target. The biggest factor was I had Mahendra Singh Dhoni at the other end,” Jadhav asserted.
Team India in good stead ahead of the ICC 2019 World Cup:
The right-handed batsman Jadhav, who hit the winning stroke at Melbourne, reiterated he is happy for winning the historic series including the Test series by 2-1. He added the team is in good stead ahead of the 2019 ICC World Cup.
“I feel really good, winning the one-day series after the Test series. [It’s] Good feeling going into the World Cup which is just a few months away. The way this team is shaping up,” Jadhav said.
Moreover, Jadhav maintained everyone has contributed to the team, and he is cherishing the time for being in the national fold.
“I’m just enjoying being in this team. Every individual has put his hand up whenever the team has needed it, that’s the best part,” Jadhav concluded.
Dhoni has the appetite to score runs, and his ODI career justifies his spectacular run in the top-flight cricket.
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