‘Ravindra Jadeja will remember this performance for long’ – Danish Kaneria
By SMCS - Mar 7, 2022 2:20 pm
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Former Pakistan leg-spinner Danish Kaneria has praised star Indian all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja for his stunning performance against Sri Lanka in the first Test. Jadeja has smashed an unbeaten 175 with the bat and also picked up nine wickets in the game as India won by an innings and 222 runs at Mohali.

Ravindra Jadeja
Ravindra Jadeja scores a huge invidual 175*

However, Danish Kaneria pointed out how much Jadeja has improved over the past few years. In a video on his YouTube channel, Kaneria explained: “India crushed Sri Lanka inside three days. Sir Ravindra Jadeja has been simply amazing. If I see him as a cricketer for the last 2-3 years, he has become a three-dimensional player. He has also attained maturity and experience.”

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Jadeja has paced his innings to perfection, showing an incredible understanding of when to absorb pressure and when to release it as well.

In this regard, Danish Kaneria further added: “He also showed how an innings should be paced and his three triple centuries in domestic cricket are proof of it. You cannot take him out of the game, be it with the bat or ball or in the field. He will remember this performance for a very long time.”

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Ravindra Jadeja

While many felt that Ravindra Jadeja was unfortunate as the team declared before he could score his maiden Test double hundred. They declared the innings when Ravindra Jadeja was unbeaten on 175. However, Danish Kaneria lauded Jadeja for putting the team’s interest first.

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“The thing that I liked about him was when he was just 15-20 (25) runs for his double hundred and when Kuldeep Yadav came with the message that you go for it, he said no. He realized that the Sri Lankan team is tired and if they put them in, they could take four-five wickets by the end of day’s play,” Danish Kaneria concluded.

The second Test between India and Sri Lanka will be a pink-ball Test, taking place in Bengaluru from March 12.