Team India’s superstar Ravindra Jadeja once again impressed in the second Test between India and Australia in Delhi. As in the first test, he exploded in bowling and gave the Aussies a hard time.
India’s off-spin all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja lost Australia in the Delhi Test. The team that came to bat in the second innings put up a bit of resistance on the second day, but on the third day it became clear. Ravindra’s spin magic limited all the others except Travis Head and Labushen to single digit scores.
After the match, Jadeja’s commentator Sanjay Manjrekar. Tell me how you can save the wicket if you actually play in your bowling. Is there any chance of not losing wickets if we play sweep shots..? Tell me..’ he asked.
Jaddu answered Manjrekar’s question.. ‘No. No. Not on this wicket..’ he said with a smile. Moreover, Jaddu continued.. ‘I am enjoying my bowling very much. I like bowling on such wickets. The ball gets good spin here. A low pitched ball overturns the batters.
I know they (Australia) will play sweep shots. I also imagine reverse sweeps will be played along with sweeps. My idea is very simple. They don’t play anyway. Target the stumps. If they do something wrong, that’s all. Wickets must fall. Sweeps don’t work out much on such pitches…’ he replied.
In this match, the Australian batters tried their best to play sweep shots in Jaddu bowling. But they lost wickets in that effort. Jadeja took a total of seven wickets in the second innings, five of which were clean bowled. In that too, three batters were bowled while playing sweep shots.
After the match, Matthew Hayden and Allen Border also faulted the Aussies. Duyyabatta said that Jadeja gave away wickets by playing sweep shots without paying attention to how he was bowling and took pride in playing such a bad game on a pitch that is suitable for spinners. He commented that Jaddu bowled smartly and turned the match in India’s direction.