Jadeja Names Dhoni as the Key Person for his Transformation

Dhoni Jadeja
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Ravindra Jadeja names MS Dhoni as the person behind his successful transformation to be a Best All-rounder.

Jadeja is the name that hits the selection committee when it comes to picking a perfect all-rounder for all three format tours. Jadeja made his T20I and ODI debut in 2009 and it took 3 more years for his Test debut(2012).

Jadeja Praises Dhoni

Though Jaddu starts as an average player he transformed into an impressive all-rounder once he starts to play under MS Dhoni in international as well as in IPL tournaments.

On many occasions, Jadeja accepts that former Indian skipper carves him to be the best version of him. In the recently postponed IPL 2021 too Jadeja smashed a record-equalling 37 runs off the last over in the match against RCB.

Jadeja smashed 37 runs off the finals over bowled by Harshal Patel in a league match of IPL 2021
Jadeja smashed 37 runs off the finals over bowled by Harshal Patel in a league match of IPL 2021

In a recent interview with The Indian Express, Jadeja was asked about his struggles with the shot selection and what MS Dhoni told him about the same during the 2015 World Cup

“I remember he said that I was trying to hit shots against balls I shouldn’t be attempting,” Jadeja revealed.

“Shot selection was something I also felt I was doing wrong. My judgment at the start wasn’t right. I would be in double mind. ‘Should I go for the shot or no?’ These days, I like to take my time and I am clearer in my mind. I know I can always cover up the runs later. That change in thinking has helped,” he added.

“About bouncers, yes when you hit a six against short ones, the confidence increases. I never had a problem against bouncers – as in I don’t remember getting out too many times to it or thinking I can’t play it. It was about the selection of shots and my balance,” he signed off.

Jadeja is expected to be a part of India playing XI in the World Test Championship final against New Zealand which will take place next month.

Watch Jadeja’s impressive performance with Bat

India’s squad for England Tour

Rohit Sharma, Shubman Gill, Mayank Agarwal, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli (Captain), Ajinkya Rahane (vice-captain), Hanuma Vihari, Rishabh Pant (wicket-keeper), R. Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Axar Patel, Washington Sundar, Jasprit Bumrah, Ishant Sharma, Mohd. Shami, Mohammed Siraj, Shardul Thakur, Umesh Yadav,

Subject to fitness clearance

KL Rahul, Wriddhiman Saha (wicket-keeper)

Standby players

Abhimanyu Easwaran, Prasidh Krishna, Avesh Khan, Arzan Nagwaswalla

India’s tour of England – 2021-22

S. NoDateMatchVenue
A18th – 22nd JuneWTC Final vs NZSouthampton
14th – 8th August1st Test vs EnglandNottingham
212th – 16th August2nd Test vs EnglandLondon (Lord’s)
325th – 29th August3rd Test vs EnglandLeeds
42nd – 6th September4th Test vs EnglandLondon (Oval)
510th – 14th September5th Test vs EnglandManchester