Ravindra Jadeja. Photo-BCCI
Ravindra Jadeja. Photo-BCCI

Former Indian player Sunil Gavaskar said that all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja has started to recognise his own potential and feels that is great news for the Indian cricket team.

Jadeja smashed an unbeaten 175 against Sri Lanka in the first Test in Mohali, he pummeled 17 boundaries and three sixes in the course of his breathtaking innings.

The Saurashtra all-rounder extended his magnificence performance with the ball as he rattled Sri Lanka’s batting order by picking a five-for in the first innings as the visitors were bowled out at 174.

IND vs SL: Ravindra Jadeja Is Recognising His Talent - Sunil Gavaskar
Ravindra Jadeja and Rohit Sharma for India. Photo-BCCI
Ravindra Jadeja and Rohit Sharma for India. Photo-BCCI

I think Ravindra Jadeja is recognising the talent that he has: Sunil Gavaskar

Jadeja claimed four more wickets in the second innings to end the match with the figures of 9/87. Gavaskar said that Jadeja is now realising his inner talent and can contribute with the bat in a similar manner.

“I think he is recognising the talent that he has. Sometimes it takes you some time to realise how much potential you have.

“He has taken his time, nothing wrong with that, and now he has started to believe a lot more that he can contribute with the bat,” Gavaskar said on Star Sports ahead of the second Test between India and Sri Lanka. 

Sunil Gavaskar
Sunil Gavaskar (Image Credit: Twitter)

“175 not out is a big score in any class of cricket. What he said during the end of that day, was that he has three triple centuries and two double hundreds. So he knows he can bat and he wants to translate it to Test cricket. Great news for Indian cricket,” he added. 

IND vs SL: Ravindra Jadeja scored 4 in the first innings of 2nd Test

Jadeja was dismissed for four runs on the first day of the pink-ball Test against Sri Lanka in Bengaluru. The left-handed batter attempted to play a cut shot against Lasith Embuldeniya’s delivery, which bounced a bit and went to Lahiru Thirimanne in the slip region.

India posted 252 after Shreyas Iyer made 92 in the first innings, Sri Lanka’s batting woes carried on after the visitors’ innings folded up on 109.

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