Jadeja makes up for misplaced time, and the way!


Delighted:  Ravindra Jadeja  celebrates with Rohit Sharma the wicket of Steve Smith in the first Test against Australia in Nagpur on Thursday.

Delighted: Ravindra Jadeja celebrates with Rohit Sharma the wicket of Steve Smith within the first Take a look at towards Australia in Nagpur on Thursday.
| Photograph Credit score: Okay.R. Deepak

He missed greater than 5 months of aggressive cricket following knee surgical procedure. However, Ravindra Jadeja made up for all of the misplaced time by marking his return to worldwide cricket with a five-wicket haul on the primary day of the Border-Gavaskar Trophy.

The all-rounder admitted that lacking out on the Asia Cup and the T20 World Cup resulting from an harm was troublesome to cope with, including that the Ranji recreation for Saurashtra within the final week of January helped him get his rhythm again.

“It was difficult as I have missed a lot of cricket in last five months, missed important tournaments. Rehabs are tough on players and it’s even tougher to keep the level of performance post rehab. You need the confidence to not let your performance be affected post injury,” Jadeja stated after the primary day’s play of the series-opener.

“My motivation was to get fit as quickly as possible as I had already spent five months out of cricket and I wanted to be 100% fit, so it took me some more time. The Tamil Nadu game gave me confidence that I can play Test cricket.

“Feeling fit physically and giving your 100% in a match situation are two different things. The doubt that I wanted to clear is whether I am able to give that 100% in a match situation,” he stated.

Typical Indian wicket

Whereas the Australian media has christened the selectively watered pitch for the Take a look at as “doctored” and “rank turner”, Jadeja felt it was a typical Indian wicket.

“This isn’t a rank turner. Compared to other wickets, it was slow and had low bounce. I felt defending wasn’t very difficult today for the batters. But, as the game progresses, defending will become increasingly difficult. But that’s the nature of Test cricket. It’s not a rank turner,” he said.


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