Ravindra Jadeja made his comeback for Team India in a grand way.
Gujarat bowler and the number one ranked allrounder in the world Ravindra Jadeja stole the show on the first day of the first test match between India & Australia in Nagpur. Star allrounder scalped his 11th fifer in tests cricket, owing to his terrific spell, Kangaroos bundled out for mere 177 runs.
Jadeja finished his spell on 5/47. This was his forth fifer against Australia. After the first day, Jadeja spoke in press conference and said that “No, it (the pitch) is not a rank turner. It is slow and there is less bounce compared to other wickets. I felt defending was not very difficult today, but as the game progresses, it (defending) will become increasingly difficult. But that is the nature of Test cricket.”
“I used the crease as not every delivery was turning. And, as I said, the bounce was low, so trying (I tried) to create doubts in the minds of the batters,” said Jadeja, who also said that one should be well prepared against spin in India.
“When you travel to India, you have to play spin very well. That should be your first priority. Whenever other teams travel to India, they always prepare for spin. Sometimes you score against spin, sometimes you get out. It is part of the game. We were looking to get them out as early as possible,” added the all-rounder.