Indian bowling coach Bharat Arun has praised Ravindra Jadeja for bringing impact in all three departments of the game and termed him as India’s ‘most complete all-rounder’. Ravindra Jadeja who wasn’t picked in the first test at Adelaide had an immediate effect on the game after returning to the squad.
The left-hander looked brilliant while batting with his captain Ajinkya Rahane and their partnership took India to a commendable position at the end of the second day in the Melbourne Test.
“The way he is batting, Jadeja is today the most complete all-rounder we have and it is an exceptional sign for India,” Bharat Arun said in a virtual press conference on Friday. Jadeja was one of the key factors in India’s comeback victory at Melbourne and his 57 was a priceless one in the circumstances India was in.
Jadeja And Ravichandran Ashwin Have Been Magnificent- Bharat Arun
Bharat Arun also admitted that Jadeja’s improvement with the bat has made sure that India has got a reliable all-rounder at number seven. Jadeja’s numbers in the test format with the bat have been amazing in the last two years and he has gone on to make a lot of handy fifties. Apart from his batting, Jadeja and Ashwin are an excellent bowling pair in the tests. Jadeja maintains tight lines and keeps it hard for the batsman always to keep the scoreboard ticking.
“Jadeja and Ravichandran Ashwin have been magnificent. They are number one spinners in the world plus Jadeja’s rise as an all-rounder is a huge bonus for the country,” Arun said. In fact, Jadeja had scored 28 in the first innings of the third test and also he was the pick of the bowlers claiming four wickets. Unfortunately, he had to go through the injury and he had been ruled out of the fourth test.
Ravindra Jadeja’s Rocket Throw To Dismiss Steve Smith
Jadeja pulled out one of the best throws you would ever see on the third test while Steve Smith was batting at the crease after scoring a century. Jadeja from the deep square leg hit the stumps directly and Steve Smith was found wanting at the crease.
It was a decisive moment in the context of the game as Smith was taking the game away from the Indians and India will always feel lucky to have a fielder like Jadeja on the field who gives you all the three dimensions.