India vs Sri Lanka: Ravindra Jadeja Looks Ahead to Tour of South Africa
New Delhi: Playing true to their class and form, India dominated Day 1 of the second Test match in Nagpur on Friday. Playing his part in India’s fine performance was Ravindra Jadeja who bagged 3/51, highlighting his importance to the Indian Test team. It also was a case of Jadeja doing what he usually does, picking wickets, not conceding too many.
India are most likely to field only one spinner in the Test matches in South Africa but left-arm spinner Jadeja is not worried if he would be able to get that spot by beating Ravichandran Ashwin.
Jadeja along with Ashwin (4/67) played a major role in bowling out Sri Lanka for just 205 on the first day of the second Test.
When asked if he was the captain, then who he would have chosen between him and Ashwin in the playing XI for South Africa Tests, the jovial Jadeja replied, “Yeh bhi koi puchne ki baat hain? (Is this a question that you even need to ask?),” His reply had everyone laughing. “If I am the captain, I will not even give the ball to anyone (laughs). I will keep bowling from one end.”
Then on a serious note, he said, “It all depends on team’s balance and what it wants. At times on overseas tours, we assess if there are more left-handers or right-handers in the opposition and accordingly, the team’s composition is set.” (With PTI inputs)