Aakash Chopra says “He told the batters Ja Re Ja” in T20 World Cup 2021. Chopra has highlighted that Ravindra Jadeja was unplayable in India’s competition encounter against Scotland. He picked the left-arm spinner as his Player of the Match. Jadeja secured three wickets while conceding 15 runs in his four-overs encounter. Also, the spell helped the Indian team bowl out Scotland for a lowly 85. Which was chased down by the Virat Kohli-led side in just six-and-a-half overs.
“My Player of the Match is Ravindra Jadeja. One by one, he told the batters Ja Re Ja. He bowled very well, he took three wickets, Shami also took three. But I have picked Jadeja,” Aakash Chopra said.
Also, he pointed out that Ravindra Jadeja’s stature grows by leaps and bounds. When the conditions are even slightly helpful for spin bowling.
“His specialty is that when the ball is dry, and some balls spin and others go straight on a pitch, that’s where he comes to the fore, he comes to the party, his stature increases many folds and he becomes Sir,” Chopra said.
Furthermore, Jadeja endorsed just one boundary during his four-over spell. His bowls make him a lethal weapon on tracks that afford spin. Chopra highlighted that Ravindra Jadeja’s propensity to bowl the stump-to-stump line paid him rich dividends.
“He bowled like Sir, he finishes the ball within the three stumps. When it turned a little, he hit the stumps and when it didn’t, he hit the pads. He was almost unplayable. Neither does he give a single nor does he give us an opportunity to talk because he finishes his over in 90-odd seconds,” Chopra said.
“Lastly, the one thing from Ravindra Jadeja I want is that he should become the four-over gun bowler in T20 cricket. In my opinion, he is still not there but can reach there. You look at him as a package but you should think that Jaddu will give you four overs whatever be the conditions,” Chopra added.