Ravindra Jadeja points that he followed former Indian skipper MS Dhoni‘s guidance in the last ODI match against Australia. In the 3rd and last ODI match against Australia Jadeja and Hardik Pandya made a crucial partnership which hiked the team score to 302 runs.
India at the stage 152 runs lost their top 5 wickets where Jaddu and Hardik partnered and dragged team’s score to 302 runs. With a massive 150 runs partnership India placed descent target for the Australia.
Jadeja followed Dhoni’s Path in ODI vs Australia
During the post match show Jadeja points out that MS Dhoni’s guidance made him to play well. Jadeja had an experience of playing under Dhoni in both IPL and International team.
“Mahi bhai has played so much cricket for India and Chennai (CSK). He always had a set pattern. He would go in and look to build a partnership with the batsman. He always used to get himself set and look to play the big shots. He has played in such situations so many times,” Jadeja said in an interaction with Sony Sports Network after the match.
“By looking at him and given the fact that I have batted with him so many times, he always used to tell me that if we can take it till the last then we can score a lot of runs in the final four-five overs,” Jadeja added.
“It was the same situation and that is what he tried to do today. Hardik and I were discussing that we can take a chance in the last few overs. The boundary was smaller on one side so that was the plan.”
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Their 150-run unbeaten partnership is the highest ever partnership for the sixth wicket or lower in ODIs in Australia. It is also the highest ever 6th wicket partnership in India-Australia ODIs.