Former New Zealand all-rounder and IPL commentator Scott Styris said that he couldn’t understand any criticism on the Indian all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja in the past. Such has been the performances of the left-hander in recent times contributing with both bat and ball and is electrifying in the field. He is one of those cricketers who would be wanted in each and every franchise.
Jadeja has taken his batting and bowling skills to the highest level and he indeed has proven to be an outstanding all-rounder for the Chennai Super Kings franchise in the 2021 season. He averages 131 with the bat so far, alongside taking 6 wickets at an economy of just 6.70. He has effected a lot of run-outs already and is one of the best fielders going around in the world right now.
Scott Styris Feels Jadeja Can Do Everything At The Top Level
Scott Styris was surprised by the fact that Jadeja was criticized earlier in his career and felt that he is at the peak of his powers now. He mentioned that Jadeja alongside Glenn Maxwell is probably, the best fielder in the world at the moment, and his throws to effect runouts are unmatchable.
“I can tell you from a foreigner’s perspective, I could never understand any of the criticism that came his [Ravindra Jadeja’s] way. He is a terrific cricketer, he can do absolutely everything at the top highest level,”
“I love his fielding ability. Along with, say a Glenn Maxwell, I think he is probably the best fielder in the world at the moment. And you always separate yourself from your ability to throw the stumps down and effect those run-outs. I think that’s where he is better than everybody else,” said Scott Styris
Scott Styris Delighted To See Jadeja Up The Order
Scott Styris was quite happy about CSK’s decision to move Jadeja move up the order and mentioned that Jadeja has the ability to be a genuine batsman who can finish off brilliantly like a Pollard, Pandya, or AB Devilliers. Jadeja scored a 62 off just 28 balls against Royal Challengers Bangalore which helped CSK win the game easily and he chipped in with important wickets too.
“I have been calling it since last year. I thought CSK needed to move him up the order and I am glad it happened this year because he is just that good. He has the ability to be a genuine batsman and then use that power at the end to close games, like a Pollard, like a Hardik Pandya, like an AB de Villiers,” Scott Styris added.
Ravindra Jadeja pummelled Harshal Patel for 37 runs in an over which equalled the record for the most number of runs in an over in IPL history.