Ravindra Jadeja has been in limelight for his four wickets haul in the third test match & electric fielding effort that helped him brilliantly run out Steve Smith. But Bharat Arun feels that the rise of Ravindra Jadeja as an all-rounder is a huge benefit for India.
Before being ruled out of the final test match against Australia, Jadeja played a key role in India’s win in the second test match. The left handed batsman also scored a crucial 28 runs off 37 balls in the first innings of the third test match. Arun appreciates Jadeja’s all-round skills & said that his batting has made him the most crucial all-rounder for the Virat Kohli led team India.
“Jadeja and Ravichandran Ashwin have been magnificent. They are number one spinners in the world plus Jadeja’s rise as an all-rounder is a huge bonus for the country. The way he is batting, Jadeja is today the most complete all-rounder we have and it is an exceptional sign for India,” Arun said in a virtual press conference on Friday.
”Chinaman” Kuldeep Yadav didn’t get to play in Australia during the Test series, but the bowling coach is aware of the spinner’s skills. He feels Kuldeep will be a major force to reckon with if he plays against England in February.
“Kuldeep Yadav is working hard enough. He has been excellent. Horses for courses is the best thing and when he will get a chance to play, he can show what he can do because he is been bowling magnificent and when in India he will play that will be his best form,” said Arun.
“The only chance he got in the T20 game he bowled a fantastic spell. Every player in the team knows that when his role will come it will of great importance for the team,” he added.
The Ajinkya Rahane led team India defeated Australia by three wickets in the final test match at the Gabba on Tuesday & clinched the test series by 2-1. India’s historic victory has ensured that they overtake Australia in the ICC test team rankings to secure second spot. Team India will next face England in a four match Test series which will be held in India in the month of February.