Sanjay Bangar, Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) batting consultant reflected on all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja’s evolution after the 19th match of IPL 2021.
Sanjay Bangar, who was the Indian cricket team’s batting coach until 2019, believed Ravindra Jadeja had improved a lot as a batsman. He added that the team management always knew Ravindra Jadeja could make it big with the willow, and Sanjay Bangar was happy to see him perform well.
Sanjay Bangar Thinks Ravindra Jadeja Who Has Fantastic Potential Has Grown As A Batsman Contributing To The Team’s Cause
Ravindra Jadeja left everyone shell-shocked when he helped CSK from 117/3 in 15 overs to 191/4 in 20 overs. Ravindra Jadeja smashed 37 runs in the final over of the innings, against current Purple Cap holder Harshal Patel, and finished unbeaten on 62 off 28 balls.
Virat Kohli admitted that his side Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) was single-handedly beaten by Chennai Super Kings’ (CSK) all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja in match 19 of IPL 2021 at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on Sunday.
Replying to Sportskeeda’s question in a virtual press conference after the side’s game against the Chennai Super Kings, RCB batting consultant Sanjay Bangar said: “He’s gained a lot of confidence. Right from 2016, he started playing regularly in Test format and then he kept on making contributions to the team’s cause, even overseas. I think he has grown as a batsman.
“We all knew that he had fantastic potential because he is someone who has already scored three triple hundreds in domestic cricket. So, it is good to see he is contributing to the Indian team’s cause and for CSK as well because he was the game changer today and all credit to CSK for having outplayed us.”
Ravindra Jadeja played one of the best knocks of his T20 career to end the Royal Challengers Bangalore’s winning streak. He smashed four fours and five sixes in his incredible 28-ball 62*.
Ravindra Jadeja Won The Man Of The Match Award For His All-round Brilliance
Ravindra Jadeja was adjudged the Man of the Match obviously for his excellent performance in the match against RCB. After scoring a fifty in the first innings, Ravindra Jadeja picked up three wickets with the ball and executed a brilliant run out to turn the game entirely in CSK’s favour.
Other bowlers soon completed the formalities as the Chennai Super Kings rose to the number one position in the IPL 2021 standings.
In the second half, Ravindra Jadeja rocked RCB’s chase with an exceptional spell of 3/13 in 4 overs, which included the key wickets of Glenn Maxwell and AB de Villiers. RCB suffered their first defeat of the season after winning their first four matches and allowed CSK to displace them from the top of the standings.
Ravindra Jadeja smashed an unbeaten 62 off 28 deliveries including 37 runs off the final over and then picked 3/13 with the ball, along with a direct hit as CSK, after scoring 191/4, restricted RCB to 122/9 to seal a 69-run win.
CSK’s next assignment is against Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) at Delhi, on April 28. On the other hand, RCB locks horns with Delhi Capitals (DC) at the Narendra Modi Cricket Stadium, Ahmedabad, on April 27.
Brief Scores: Chennai Super Kings: 191/4 (Ravindra Jadeja 62*, Faf du Plessis 50; Harshal Patel 3/51) beat Royal Challengers Bangalore 122/9 (Devdutt Padikkal 34, Glenn Maxwell 22; Ravindra Jadeja 3/13) by 69 runs.