Former World Cup-winning India captain Kapil Dev has applauded Ravindra Jadeja for his ability to play without pressure. However, Jadeja has been in a sublime form and has sealed his place in the Indian playing XI across formats. Recently, he scored an unbeaten 175 – the highest score by an Indian while batting at no. 7 or lower in Tests – in the first Test against Sri Lanka as well. Jadeja also took nine wickets in that Test in Mohali and that made him the top all-rounder in the ICC Test rankings.
Applauding Jadeja for his efficiency with both bat and ball, Kapil Dev has said during the launch of North India’s first fully active joint replacement robot at Sarvodaya Hospital in Faridabad: “I love Ravindra Jadeja’s game among the new cricketers because he plays without pressure. He enjoys cricket. That’s why he is good at bowling as well as batting. He also does a great job in fielding. I believe that nothing can be done properly under pressure. If you take pressure in the field of cricket, then your performance will be bad.”
In the ongoing second Test in Bengaluru, Ravindra Jadeja scored only 4 off 14 before getting out. With the pace bowlers doing all the damages with the pink ball, the all-rounder has only bowled ten overs across both innings and went wicketless. When the veteran was asked about the venue, Kapil Dev chose Chennai’s MA Chidambaram Stadium as he has a stellar record there with 707 runs, including two centuries and 40 wickets across 11 Tests as well.
He also applauded the initiative of the ‘Joint Replacement Robot’, which can perform Total Knee Replacement with the full retention of the ligament as well. “It is absolutely amazing to see such high-end Robotic Medical Technology in the state of Haryana. I am sure it will immensely benefit patients in the entire region who require critical surgeries such as a total knee replacement with optimum outcomes,” Kapil Dev concluded.