India captain Rohit Sharma said that all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja is somebody who’s extraordinarily hungry to get runs and needs to do nicely for the group each time he steps on the sphere. Jadeja stamped his class with each bat and ball within the first Test towards Sri Lanka at IS Bindra PCA Stadium, making a career-best unbeaten 175 and match haul of 9/87 to be ‘Player of the Match’ as India received by an innings and 222 runs.
“He’s one of many prime. Look on the performances: to get 175 not out after which take 9 wickets within the recreation; he’s simply upping his recreation each time you see him. In the previous after we performed in India, his contribution with the bat decrease down the order and taking these essential wickets, he simply appears to be including much more to his recreation each time he performs.”
“He’s very hungry; as you can see that hunger drives athletes to move forward and I see that in Jadeja clearly. He’s quite hungry for success, quite hungry to get runs and do well for the team,” mentioned Sharma within the digital post-match press convention.
Sharma went on to say that he needs to maximise Jadeja’s batting skills. “When I discuss sure skinny’s, he’s very open-minded and needs to take obligations and challenges. An instance of it was in T20Is towards Sri Lanka. Casually requested him if he can be prepared to bat up within the order; he was open for it, which is why we requested him to bat up the order.”
“As a captain, I want to utilise Jadeja more often with the bat. We all know about his bowling and everyone knows about his fielding. I want to utilise his batting a lot more in the future and I hope I get that opportunity as we have got a lot of young players who we need to see. But Jadeja seems to be up there, in my mind. He’s good in all three facets of the game; gives so much to the team and gives balance as well. Definitely, one of the top four he is.”
Talking concerning the total efficiency of India within the match, Sharma believes that it was a near-flawless, dominating efficiency from the hosts. “I feel so; you’ll be able to say that. I’ve been part of many a Test match in India the place the performances have been of the same form the place we have now acquired massive runs and wrapped two innings of the opposition and received the sport with innings to left. You can say that is one among them, undoubtedly.”
“I thought it was a near-perfect game for us as a team. We bowled and batted well; I thought we took our chances on the field except maybe one or two here and there. That happens and that is where I think we just need to sharpen up a little bit more and make sure that we are 1105 on the field when we go out there.”
Sharma additionally lauded Ravichandran Ashwin for turning into the second-highest wicket-taker for India in Test cricket, going previous legendary all-rounder Kapil Dev’s 434 scalps. “It’s a giant factor in his cricketing profession to realize that feat. When you develop up desirous to play Test cricket, you don’t dream about all this stuff. To surpass that, it’s a giant achievement on his behalf.”
“I have been watching Ashwin for a long time now and every time I watch him, he seems to get better and better. Ashwin is one of those kinds of players where confidence is always there in his abilities. Whatever he wants to achieve for himself and then for the team as well, play a crucial innings and got us a big partnership there with Jadeja. Every time I see him, he seems to get better and better.”
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