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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.
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)
Abhimanyu Easwaran, Prasidh Krishna, Avesh Khan, Arzan Nagwaswalla
India’s tour of England – 2021-22
|A||18th – 22nd June||WTC Final vs NZ||Southampton|
|1||4th – 8th August||1st Test vs England||Nottingham|
|2||12th – 16th August||2nd Test vs England||London (Lord’s)|
|3||25th – 29th August||3rd Test vs England||Leeds|
|4||2nd – 6th September||4th Test vs England||London (Oval)|
|5||10th – 14th September||5th Test vs England||Manchester|