Jadeja scored 104 runs in 194 deliveries in the first innings of India’s ongoing fifth and final Test against England.His knock on the door, accompanied by Rishabh PantsThe blazing century helped Jasprit Bumrah’s team to a massive 416 on the board.
Reflecting on the second day’s game in a discussion on Sony Sports, Sanjay Manjrekar highlighted the clarity of shot selection Ravindra Jadeja shown in the middle, detailing:
“In this inning we saw Hawkeye, he (Jadeja) left the ball slightly outside the stump and was playing and pushing the pitch as it approached the stump. Virat Kohli may be praying that his game will work out. With that clarity, Jadeja did it today.”
The former India batsman noted that the spin-bowling all-rounder has built discipline into his game to complement the talent he already possesses. Manjrekar observed:
“Nowadays, he’s convinced he can hit the ball for two hours straight. That’s the mark of a batsman with a clear mind in good shape. People want that clarity to stay with them for a lifetime. These things are automatic-” when a batsman Pilot when in state. The talent has always been there, and now the discipline has come. “
Jadeja carefully planned his innings while Pant used hammer and pliers on the other end. He was content to put the dashing goalie hitter in the limelight, and didn’t try to match him up shot by shot.
“Their numbers are similar” – Sanjay Manjrekar on Ravindra Jadeja vs Ravichandran Ashwin
Sanjay Manjrekar highlighted that Ravindra Jadeja and Ravi Chandran Ashwin There are similar ball counts in both home and away conditions. He observed:
“There used to be two spinners – Ashwin and Jadeja, Ashwin used to have many names but when Jadeja and Ashwin played together on the turning pitch in India, they had similar numbers. This is SENA Nation ( South Africa, UK, New Zealand, Australia) as well.”
The cricketer-turned-commentator added that Jadeja stole Ashwin’s march in overseas conditions due to his prowess in the bat. Manjrekar says:
“So when you get into a field, you know you’re not going to leave this team. When you have to play just one spin overseas, you get a chance because of the bat.”
Since the start of 2017, Jadeja has amassed 1,652 runs with a stunning average of 45.88 in the 35 Tests he has participated. During the same period, Ashwin accumulated 1,115 runs with a sub-19.56 average in the 42 tests he took.
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