Ravindra Jadeja Ignores Coaches’ Requests; Continues to Bat in Nets ahead of 5th test

Ravindra Jadeja
Ravindra Jadeja (image: BCCI)

The all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja had two long batting sessions at the nets ignoring the requests of Coaches and teammates before the fifth test of England’s tour of India 2024.

Ravindra Jadeja Ignores Coaches’ Requests

Ravindra Jadeja is the only all-rounder in the Indian test squad who can play purely as a batter and a bowler. He is also good in the outfield.

In Virat Kohli and KL Rahul‘s absence, Jadeja is batting at No.5 position in the ongoing test series against England.

With Ashwin set to play his 100th test in the final test of the ongoing series, Jadeja has to focus on both batting and bowling departments to help the side to victory at Dharamsala.

Hence, he focussed on his batting having two long batting stints at the nets despite his coaches and teammates asking him to end the session.

He did not leave the nets saying “A few more balls,” and kept on batting. Jadeja was the only batter to score 200 runs in less than six innings in the ongoing series.

Despite missing the second test due to a Hamstring Injury, he scored 217 runs with an average of 43.4. He is among only four batters to have averaged more than 40 in the series.

Yashasvi Jaiswal has an average of 93.57, Shubman Gill has an average of 48.85, and Zak Crawley has 41 in the series.

Jadeja’s century in the Rajkot test was one of the major factors India was able to put up a total of 445 on the board despite top order collapse for 33/3. He also bagged seven wickets and became the player of the match. Currently, he is India’s joint highest wicket-taker along with Jasprit Bumrah and Ravichandran Ashwin.

Virat Kohli withdrew from the tests to welcome his second child along with his wife Anushka Sharma. Despite Kohli’s absence, India was able to clinch victory in the series 3-1 with one test to be played at Dharamsala.

India and England will be playing their fifth and final test starting on March 07 at HPCA Stadium.