Indian all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja explains the dressing room talk after suffering a crushing defeat in the first Test in Adelaide.
India’s defeat in the first Test against Australia in Adelaide was a hard pill to swallow for the team and also for the fans. Despite being ahead for most of the Test, the Indian batting order bowed down to the Australian pace attack on Day 3, getting bowled out for just 36 (with Mohammed Shami getting injured).
The score was the lowest for India in Test history giving Australia a target of 90 runs, which was chased by the Tea. Team India was under immense after the mammoth collapse and it was the only Test when Virat Kohli led the team as he was set to return home for paternal leave.
However, Team India defied all odds and fought their way back and went to defeat Australia 2-1 after a historic win at the Gabba.
Jadeja Recalls the dressing room Talk after Adelaide loss
While speaking to Sports Today, Ravindra Jadeja revealed the conversation that took place inside the dressing room after the Adelaide loss.
“I think after Adelaide’s loss, it was a bit tough. You know bounce back from there. Especially in Australia, playing against Australia. It was tough as Australia’s bowling attack was very strong. That was the discussion we had in the team meeting,” Jadeja said.
“We decided to look at it as a 3-match series from thereon. ‘Let’s forget about the first Test, it’s a three-game series for us’. We decided that we will create positive energy in the ground and boost each other’s confidence by talking, not think or talk about Adelaide Test,” Jadeja added.
“I personally decided that I will practice batting in Australia. I had a positive mindset that whenever I will get the chance I will contribute to the team’s cause,” he further said.