Jaydev Unadkat
Jaydev Unadkat (Image Credit: Twitter)

Saurashtra skipper Jaydev Unadkat clarified his tweet that read ‘Just another pace bowler who can bat,’ saying that he didn’t mean to take a jibe at anyone but was instead showing off something that made him happy.

On Friday, Unadkat posted a montage of his batting where the pace bowler was seen hitting some wonderful shots. It was interpreted as a shy at the BCCI selectors, claiming that he is good enough to play for the national team as a bowler who can bat.

Jaydev Unadkat
Jaydev Unadkat. (Image Credits: Twitter)

In response, Unadkat elaborated: “By the means of uploading videos of what I was able to do in a recent domestic series (cos it isn’t telecasted), doesn’t mean I am taking a jibe at anyone or any player in any way. I took pride in what I did for my team. I am happy. I showed off. (don’t we all love to do that?)

“Typing a tweet can be easy but reaching an elite level in sport is now” – Jaydev Unadkat

Jaydev Unadkat further added that it’s easy to tweet on social media but a lot harder to play for the national team in a cricket-frenzy nation.

Jaydev Unadkat
Jaydev Unadkat (Image Credit: Twitter)

Shouldn’t we take things in a positive way & have mutual respect for everyone who’s reached this level in the sport? Typing a tweet can be easy, but reaching an elite level in a sport, in a country of a billion, is not!” he tweeted.

Unadkat last played for India back in March 2018. His only Test came against South Africa and he hasn’t been in the selectors’ radar for a spot in the national side since.

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