Rediff – ‘There is this immense self-belief about him.’

Ravindra Jadeja is now an indispensable part of the Indian Test set-up, notes Chetan Narula.

Summary

  • Earlier he bowled so much that other disciplines were left behind, now he is catching up,’ Captain Virat Kohli said after the second Test against Sri Lanka where Ravindra Jadeja was man of the match.
  • In 2012, Dhoni had clearly outlined that he saw Jadeja as a useful all-rounder in Test cricket.
  • During this period, the team management preferred Jadeja over Ravichandran Ashwin as the frontline spinner and he picked up 18 wickets from 7 overseas Tests.
  • When the 2015-2016 domestic season started, Jadeja picked up six consecutive five wicket hauls in the Ranji Trophy for Saurashtra, and steamrolled his way back into the Test side for the South Africa series at home.
  • Earlier he bowled so much that other disciplines were left behind, now he is catching up,’ Kohli said after the second Test against Sri Lanka where Jadeja was man of the match.


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