Former India cricketer Ajay Jadeja believes that South African player David Miller took a cue from MS Dhoni, taking the game deep in the T20 World Cup 2022 match on Sunday, October 30 as well. Speaking on Cricbuzz, he shared how Miller has evolved as a batter over the years.
The cricketer-turned-commentator explained: “What David Miller has done with his game and taken it to another level is not by adding any shots or adding anything else. He’s become calmer and waits for the opposition to make a mistake by taking the game deep. The lesson that MS Dhoni has taught the rest of the world, we are suffering because of that.”
The veteran remained unbeaten on 59 off 46 balls, including four boundaries and three sixes as well. He added together an important 76-run partnership with Aiden Markram as well.
During the discussion, Zaheer Khan said that skipper Rohit Sharma should have let Arshdeep Singh bowl his third over as he had picked up two wickets in his opening spell as well.
He opined: “It felt like Rohit Sharma was not able to use his resources well or he was kind of stuck with using a particular bowler in a particular position. Arshdeep Singh could have bowled three overs at the top, but maybe he thought that then who else would take care at the backend. There are certain factors which are still not comfortable.”
Ajay Jadeja further added: “Mohammed Shami was going through a great spell against David Miller, and there was a chance of a run-out as well. Miller would not have wanted him to bowl at that stage. So you only made it comfortable for him, waiting for him to make a mistake, and he isn’t making mistakes as he is now a wily old fox.”