ENG vs IND – On the second day of the final test between England & India, team India’s all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja smacked a classy ton. Before getting dismissed for 104 runs, Jadeja took on all the English bowler, smacking them all for runs. Jadeja’s trememndous knock was brought to a stop by the ace pacer James Anderson. In an effort to play a big shot, Jadeja lost his wicket. However, the way James Anderson dislodged Jadeja’s bails was worth watching.
On the second delivery of the 83rd over, Ravindra Jadeja was completely beaten. Anderson bowled a full delivery which swung in the air. Jadeja went for the heave across the line & missed it completely. The ball managed to beat Jadeja’s bat’s inside edge and trimmed the top of middle stump.
After stumps on Day 2, Jadeja spoke about his mindset during the innings and also reacted to James Anderson‘s comment where the England speedster had mentioned that Jaddu bats like a proper batter now.
Left-handed batter Ravindra Jadeja was at his best in the first innings of the ongoing Edgbaston Test against England as he played a 104-run knock to help India post 416 runs on the board. India were struggling at 98/5 and it was then that Jadeja along with Rishabh Pant put on 222 runs for the sixth wicket. Speaking to reporters after stumps on Day 2, Jadeja talked about his mindset during the innings and also reacted to James Anderson‘s comment where the England pacer had said that Jadeja thinks like a proper batter now.
While speaking to reporters after stumps on Day 2 at a press conference, Anderson had said: “In the past he was coming at 8, bat with the tail so he had to chance his arm a little bit, whereas now at 7 he can bat like a proper batter. He leaves really well and made it difficult for us.”
When Jadeja was asked about his comment at a press conference on Saturday, he said: “See, when you score runs, everyone says they think of themselves as a proper batter. But I’ve always tried to give myself time at the crease, to set a partnership with whoever is at the crease, to play with him. It’s nice Anderson has realised that after 2014.”
Star all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja joined Rishabh Pant out in the middle when India were struggling at 98/5 on Day 1. Ravindra Jadeja and Rishabh Pant had an outstanding 222-run partnership in 239 balls and they helped India make a stellar comeback in the match.
Young wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant was able to score a marvellous century before being dismissed by Joe Root in the 67th over. He scored 146 runs off 111 balls, including 19 fours and 4 sixes. At stumps on Day 1, India were at 338/7 and Jadeja was unbeaten at 83.