Ravindra Jadeja provided an answer to India’s finishing concerns in T20 World Cup. It started with fans on social media. In criticizing a young Jadeja for his forgettable performances. At the T20 World Cup in 2009 and looking back a series of brutal trolls. It’s seemed to ignite a spark in the young all-rounder. Almost giving him a point to prove to his doubters. Of course, the people of Rajput are known to be proud and Jadeja is no different. In social media, it turned into a daunting reality. For the opposition on the cricket field.
Jadeja in recent years has been nothing short of spectacular. He has evolved into one of the best all-rounders India has produced in recent times. When it comes to complete all-rounders who can contribute. But in abundance for their sides. There are not too many players in the world who can do that at the highest level. Shakib Al Hasan and Ben Stokes are the only ones who generally stand out in that regard. Jadeja belongs in that esteemed and brief list.
It was following India’s semi-final defeat to New Zealand. Jadeja was described as a “bits and pieces player” by Sanjay Manjrekar. While Manjrekar may have had some compelling evidence to back up his allegations. The Royal Navghan didn’t take well to the comment.
However, batting lower down the order for the Indian side. It is meant that Jadeja wasn’t able to produce even half of that output. The inability to bat with the tail was a hindrance to the all-rounder. These are things he has corrected over the years with experience. The results were brought to the fore in December last year. When India toured Australia.
Lastly, Ravindra Jadeja scored 115 runs in the ODI series. Also, averaging 57.50 with a strike rate of 17.35. In the only T20I game Jadeja played, he played a match-winning knock of 44 in just 23 deliveries. Before being rested for the remaining two games. Despite the injury in that series, Jaddu laid the marker for things to come.
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