Former Indian opening batsman Virender Sehwag praised the versatile Ravindra Jadeja for scoring an important half-century in the first Test and said he could do much more with the bat. Jadeja has been in excellent Tests for India for the past two to three years and was one of the steady batsmen coming in at seven.
The fact that he can also bowl his left arm turn makes it impossible to make him fall out of the game, and he is currently one of the best fielders in the world.
He scored an important 56 in the first innings of the Trent Bridge Test against England, and that tipped the game completely in India’s favor. He got the preference over the first spinner Ravichandran Ashwin especially for his batting skills.
Virender Sehwag feels Jadeja has not yet realized his potential
Virender Sehwag remembers the incident when he was the vice-captain of the team, and the management needs a bowler who can also bat and bring in the option of Ravindra Jadeja.
From a bowler who can bat to one of India’s best all-rounders is a huge achievement and Sehwag feels that the left-hander still does not realize his potential, despite his crucial bumps.
‘Now Ravindra Jadeja is the most important bowler, left-hander for India, and his contribution with the bat. He hadn’t realized his potential yet, but it was amazing. ”
‘I still remember when Ravindra Jadeja first came, I was vice-captain at the time; our attitude was to get a bowler who also gives bat and a breather to our main bowlers. He came up with that thinking, ‘ Virender Sehwag revealed.
Virender Sehwag emphasizes the importance of Ravindra Jadeja in the team
Virender Sehwag mentioned that Jadeja in the longer format is very important for the plans of India, with his ability to achieve the long periods with the runs and avoid some of inestimable value. He noted the importance of the 56 Jadeja received in the first innings to take a significant lead in the first Test.
“Ravindra Jadeja is an important player of this team, especially when we talk about Test cricket, because firstly he bowls 25-30 overs and secondly he comes and bats at number 7 or number 8. When batsmen climb out, he scores the decisive runs. . ”
He scored 56 runs in this Test match, it was important runs. “Because of his 56 runs, only India took the lead and England took the lead.” he added.
The first test between India and England ends in a tie with the rain that occupied the site on the last day.