Former India batsman Mohammad Kaif said that all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja is ‘grossly underrated’ even after 11 years in cricket, and added that India is likely to miss him in the remainder of the T20 series in Australia
Ravindra Jadeja has been ruled out of last 2 T20Is against Australia. (AP Photo)
- Ravindra Jadeja deserves a lot more respect and credit in success of Team India, says Kaif
- Jadeja was hit on the helmet by a Mitchell Starc delivery in Friday’s T20I match
- He has been ruled out of the remaining T20I matches in the Australia series
India all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja made his ODI debut for India, way back in 2009. Since then he has gone onto become one of India’s most prominent all-round players, who can chip in for the team with his contribution in all aspects of the game.
But it is his contribution, particularly in India’s last two white-ball matches, that has suddenly made everyone take notice once again of the role that he has gone onto play for the team.
Former India batsman Mohammad Kaif on Friday said that Jadeja is ‘grossly underrated’ even after 11 years in cricket, and added that India is likely to miss him in the remainder of the T20 series in Australia.
“For two successive games Ravindra Jadeja showed why he is of so much value to India in white-ball cricket as he provides much needed balance. Even after 11 years he continues to be grossly underrated and deserves a lot more respect than he gets. Feel India will miss him dearly,” Mohammad Kaif said.
Jadeja ruled out of last 2 T20Is
On Friday, Jadeja, who hit an unbeaten 23-ball 44 to steer India to a score of 161 in the first T20I against Australia, was hit on the helmet by a Mitchell Starc delivery in the last over of the visitor’s innings.
He eventually did not come out for the second innings of the match and Yuzvendra Chahal became his concussion substitute for the innings.
But Team India late on Friday night ruled Jadeja out of the remaining 2 T20Is and said that further scans could be done to check the nature of his injury if required.
In the last two limited overs matches that India has played, Jadeja has been the hero of sorts, coming in at No. 7 and getting the team to a par score after a collapse up the order.
On Friday, he single-handedly got India to 161, after they were 114/6 after Hardik Pandya’s dismissal in the 17th over.
In the 3rd ODI that was played at the same venue on Wednesday, Ravindra Jadeja stitched together a 150-run partnership for the 6th wicket and got India to a par score of 302.