Star Indian all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja impressed with both bat and ball in the first Test of the four-match series at the Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium in Nagpur. Former Australian cricketer Mark Waugh, who also praised Jadeja’s hitting, claimed that Ravindra Jadeja regards himself as a true batsman rather than a lower-order batter in the longer version of the game.
Ravindra Jadeja is now one of the top all-around players in the world. The left-arm spinner claimed five wickets for Australia in their first innings to clinch his 11th five-wicket haul in a Test match. The southpaw’s batted performance resulted in a huge half-century total of 70 runs off 185 balls. He and skipper Rohit Sharma created vital connections that helped India achieve its objectives.
Ravindra Jadeja, according to Mark Waugh, has become a better batter both technically and psychologically. Jadeja’s batting abilities and self-assurance as a Test batter, in Waugh’s opinion, have greatly improved.
“When Jadeja and Patel were at bat, the outcome of the match was in doubt. That collaboration was fantastic. Jadeja is such a talented athlete. His hitting has gotten better. He has become a better batsman emotionally and technically, Waugh told Star Sports.
Instead of viewing himself as a late-order hitter, I believe he views himself as a legitimate batter. That is evident from the manner he batted. A really mature innings, with his typical celebration. He regards himself as a legitimate hitter. His game has significantly improved as a result, he said.
Jadeja played his final match for India against Hong Kong in the Asia Cup in August. He also scored his first international century against England in the Birmingham Test in July 2022. However, he didn’t seem to be playing for the first time in a while.
The 34-year-knee old’s injury from the 2023 Asia Cup sidelined him for six months. Following surgery, he played for Saurashtra in a Ranji Trophy match and claimed seven wickets in Tamil Nadu’s second innings.