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Dhoni’s advice helped Ravindra Jadeja pull off helicopter shot
By Shruti - Apr 12, 2019 9:30 pm
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MS Dhoni is one of the persons who always help everyone with his guidance- be it batting or bowling. He is well-known in handling pressure. Like other teammates, Ravindra Jadeja also depends on MS Dhoni’s brilliance whether it be with the bat or ball, Dhoni’s ability to read the game and opposition’s mind is beneficial. On the last game of Chennai Super Kings (CSK), Jadeja listened to Dhoni’s advice carefully during their nail-biting chase against Rajasthan Royals (RR).

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Ben Stokes and Ravindra Jadeja on the ground after the six

CSK required 18 runs off the final over when Ben Stokes came to bowl and Jadeja smashed him for a six in Dhoni’s way when he hit Dhoni’s famous helicopter shot off the very first ball of the over.

“Dhoni told me that Stokes will bowl outside the off-stump and full and I was standing on the off stump prepared for that. But he bowled it a little wide and I had to connect that shot because I had no other choice. But I was sure that ball had hit the middle of the bat and luckily it worked out well,” Jadeja told his CSK teammate Mitchell Santner in a chat for iplt20.com after the completion of the match.

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Earlier in the day, Jadeja took his 100th IPL wickets and became the 13th bowler to do so in the history of the IPL. His 100th wicket came when he dismissed former Australia captain Steve Smith.

“It feels great to have taken 100 wickets in the T20 format and I am very confident right now. I am enjoying both my bowling and batting and I am able to contributing to my team.”

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Ravindra Jadeja

Later Jadeja asked Santner about his last ball maximum which helped Chennai to get past the line. However, Santner said that Stokes’ slower bowling after the controversial no-ball surprised him a bit, but he thanked Jadeja for his advice which helped Chennai to win the game.

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“You (Jadeja) told me to jump across and I did and that helped get the boys home. It is nice to be five wins from six games,” Santner said to Jadeja.