Indian all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja said that he has moved past the May issue surrounding the Indian Premier League. Jadeja’s first season leading the Chennai Super Kings turned into a nightmare due to a string of subpar performances both as a player and as captain.
Despite knowing that he will captain the team in 2022, Chennai was compelled to hand the reins of captaincy back to the great MS Dhoni, who said in a lengthy interview that the strain of leadership damaged Jadeja.
No Better Satisfaction Than Performing For India: Ravindra Jadeja
Jadeja stated that he has gotten over the incident and that his whole attention was on playing and performing for India in the fifth Test match against England.
“What happened, happened. IPL was not on my mind. Whenever you are playing for India, your entire focus needs to be on the Indian team. It was the same for me, there is no better satisfaction that performing well for India,” he said.
This was Jadeja’s maiden century abroad, and it came at a crucial moment for India after they had already lost five wickets in the opening 100 runs of the match.
“It feels really good to do it outside India, especially in England. To hit a 100 as a player is a really big thing. I can really take some confidence in myself as a player from this, to score a 100 in England, especially in swinging conditions, so yeah it feels really good,” he said.
Ravindra Jadeja Praises Tail-enders For Useful Contributions
After Jadeja and Rishabh Pant stabilised the innings, stand-in skipper Jasprit Bumrah decided to disregard prudence and struck Stuart Broad for the 35-run most costly over in Test cricket history.
Jadeja praised the tail for including significant additional runs and said it wasn’t a coincidence.
“Our 9, 10 and 11 do plenty of batting practice. Our team management ensures they work on their batting at practice. It is a nice feeling when the 9,10 and 11 score the runs because it is a bonus for the team.
Whenever Bumrah bats in the nets he takes it seriously. It is not like when he bats he has a casual approach, he puts a price on his wicket. The last 40-50 runs he scored along with others is a bonus,” he concluded.
Prior to the third day of the Test match, India is in a good position and will be looking to skittle England early on.