Sunil Gavaskar Praises Jaydev Unadkat After His Maiden Test Wicket
By CricShots - Dec 22, 2022 3:36 pm
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Legendary Indian batter, Sunil Gavaskar has showered praises on Jaydev Unadkat for picking up his maiden Test wicket on Day 1 of the opening Test between India and Bangladesh at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in Mirpur. Unadkat managed to get the wicket of the opening batter, Zakir Hasan in the first session and had figures of 7-0-20-1 at Lunch.

Jaydev Unadkat
Jaydev Unadkat has been bowling well

The southpaw made his comeback to Test cricket after a gap of more than 12 years after he made his Test debut against South Africa way back in 2010.  The 73-year-old Gavaskar also said that the hint of grass didn’t quite go Unadkat’s way after batters rode their luck.

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During a chat on Sony Sports, Sunil Gavaskar said, “Even in the first over that he bowled, he got the ball to nip back in and bounce. If there was a forward short leg, maybe he would have got a wicket earlier on. He was also unlucky that a couple of edges flew away from the fielders.”

Sunil Gavaskar
Sunil Gavaskar

He further added, “Good to see him taking his first wicket and, hopefully, it’s the first of many because he brings a left-hand variety into the attack. He is using his height well, he is banging the ball just short of a length, not looking to bowl the bouncer. And look at those figures.”

After Jaydev Unadkat opened his account in Tests by removing Zakir, who scored a hundred in the opening Test in Chattogram, Ravi Ashwin got the wicket of Najmul Hossain Shanto.

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At Lunch on Day 1, Bangladesh was at 82 for the loss of two wickets. Mominul Haque and Shakib Al Hasan put on an unbeaten stand of 43 runs for the third wicket after the Tigers lost both their openers with the score at 39.