Ajay Jadeja Explained Stability Of Virat Kohli Makes Him A Chase Master
By CricShots - Sep 28, 2022 12:21 pm
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Former Indian cricketer, Ajay Jadeja has showered praises on the Indian stalwart, Virat Kohli, saying the latter’s stable presence in the middle has been helping him to be become the master, instead of his ability to hit the ball cleanly. Kohli scored a crucial 48-ball 63 against Australia in the series decider, where India successfully chased 187. The latter was also in exceptional form since the start of the Asia Cup. The former India captain has amassed 276 runs at an average of 92 and at an impressive strike rate in recent times.

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Virat Kohli breaks another record

In the series decider against Australia, Virat Kohli’s sublime 48-ball 63, coupled with Suryakumar Yadav’s 36-ball 69, helped India chase down a challenging target of 187 in the final over.

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However, this is nothing new for Virat Kohli, who loves more to chase down any target in any format than scoring big in the first innings. Ajay Jadeja reckons Kohli’s self-belief, as well as his stability at the crease, has helped him get the tag of being the ‘chase-master’. 

Explaining the same during a chat on Cricbuzz, Ajay Jadeja said, “I mean that’s the key to Indian cricket. I mean there was a period where Virat Kohli would score runs and if there was anything, MS Dhoni would finish it off at the end.”

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Ajay Jadeja

He further explained, “But now with the personnel changing around Virat Kohli, it’s made it easier for him and it’s made it easier for everyone else around him to play at a whole different ball game and the solidity that Virat Kohli provides, and for me, it’s always been the solidity of Virat Kohli, not the striking ability. That’s why he was a chase master. He is a chase master. He understands the pace of the game.”

Further, Ajay Jadeja highlighted how Kohli’s consistency over the last 14-15 years is his most precious asset.

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Ajay Jadeja concluded by saying, “He may not have the striking ability that a lot of players have around the world and in that Indian team but there is no one else that I know who has the consistency of Virat Kohli. So if consistency is what you want, this is your man and he’s not shown it today, he’s been showing it to you for 10, 12, 15 years. It’s just that when you expect him to do what the others do, that’s when the trouble begins.”