Ravichandran Ashwin Feels Ravindra Jadeja Should Bat Higher Up The Order
By CricShots - Mar 7, 2022 12:47 pm
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The veteran Indian spinner, Ravichandran Ashwin was heard showering praises on the Indian all-rounder, Ravindra Jadeja, saying the latter’s batting has gone a notch higher in the recent past. Ashwin’s comments came after Jadeja shone with 175 not out in India’s innings and a 222-run win over Sri Lanka in the first of a two-match Test series in Mohali. Ashwin said Jadeja is batting a bit too low in the Indian Test side and he would love to see him sent higher-up the batting order.

Ravindra Jadeja
Ravindra Jadeja scores a huge individual score of  175*

Ravindra Jadeja played an unbeaten knock of 175 not out, his highest Test score in the first innings as India posted 574/8 declared before he turned to pick 9 wickets as Sri Lanka were bundled out for 174 and 178 in their two innings inside 3 days in Mohali. Jadeja broke the record of Kapil Dev for the highest individual score by an Indian batting at No. 7 in Test cricket.

The all-rounder had an opportunity to get to his maiden Test double century but Rohit Sharma revealed on Sunday that it was Jadeja’s call to declare the innings before Tea on Day 2. He became only the 6th cricketer and the first Indian in 60 years to hit a 150-plus and pick up a 5-wicket haul.

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As per the quotes in India Today, Ravichandran Ashwin said, “I think he has really come a long way in the last four-five years. The number he is batting is a bit low in my opinion. His batting has gone one notch higher. He knows what he is doing and it reflects in the way he is batting.”

Ravichandran Ashwin
Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja

Jadeja has made crucial contributions with the bat, both at home and in overseas conditions in the recent past. Since 2018, Jadeja has amassed 1194 runs in 23 Tests at an average of 47.76, which is well above his career average. Skipper Rohit Sharma also said on Sunday that the team management is looking to make full use of Jadeja’s hunger to score big.

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Taking about the all-rounder, Rohit Sharma said, “To me, he is one of the top (allrounders) definitely. Look at the performances. To score 175 not out and take nine wickets in the game, he’s just upping his game every time we see him. In the past as well, when we played in India, his contribution with the bat lower down the order and taking those crucial wickets.”

He further added, “You know, he just seems to be adding a lot more to his game every time he plays. He’s very hungry, as you can see. That hunger is something that drives athletes to move forward. I see that in Jadeja clearly. He’s quite hungry for success, for runs and to do well for the team.”