Ravindra Jadeja Sees Himself As A Proper All-Rounder
The 30-year-old Indian all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja is currently a very in-form and consistent cricketer. He sees himself to play as a proper all-rounder who is ready to take every opportunity.
Ravindra Jadeja is a very talented all-rounder. After making his international debut in February 2009, he has already played 45 Tests, 156 ODIs and 44 T20Is. The left-handed middle-order batsman has scored 1,721 Test runs (average 34.42), 2,128 ODI runs (average 30.84) and 154 T20I runs (average 11.84). Also, as a left-arm spinner, Jadeja has taken 208 Test wickets, 178 ODI wickets and 33 T20I wickets. Moreover, he is a very talented fielder.
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Ravindra Jadeja has seen many ups and downs in his international career. Recently, he has impressed with his brilliant all-round performances.
Even during the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019, Jadeja was no more a regular member in the Indian squad. Despite that, he was very impressive as a substitute fielder in that entire tournament. At the late of that tournament, Jadeja earned the opportunity in the playing XI. Though India lost the semi-final of CWC 2019 against New Zealand, Jadeja hugely impressed with his all-round performances, especially with his incredible batting.
Since then, Jadeja is getting almost regular chances in India’s playing XI for all formats. He has also successfully utilised these opportunities.
Ravindra Jadeja is currently busy in the ongoing home Test series against South Africa. In the recently concluded Pune Test, Jadeja played an outstanding knock of 91 runs and also had a memorable 225 runs partnership for the fifth wicket with the captain Virat Kohli. Later. the left-arm spinner also managed to pick up four wickets in that Test.
I need to give everything – Ravindra Jadeja
During that Pune Test, the bcci.tv released an interview where Jadeja claimed himself as a proper all-rounder.
Ravindra Jadeja told bcci.tv, “I see myself as a proper all-rounder who can take any opportunity, it doesn’t matter whether it’s bowling or batting. I need to give everything whether I am bowling [or batting.] If I am bowling, I need to take wickets, and if I am batting, I need to score in every innings. So, I don’t see whether I am a batting all-rounder or a bowling all-rounder.”
I can say that I’m getting better opportunities
In Test cricket, Ravindra Jadeja generally bats at no.7 or 8. However, in the ongoing home Test series against South Africa, Jadeja is batting at the higher position. In this series, he batted twice at no.6 positions and once batted at no.4 position.
Jadeja is happy to get better opportunities as a batsman in recent times. In this series, Jadeja has scored 30*, 40 and 91 runs respectively.
Jadeja added, “I can say that I’m getting better opportunities. If I’m batting at No. 6, I get long time to spend in the middle. Whenever I go into bat, I just look to spend some time and then I start to play my shots. That’s helped me a lot.”
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