Team India all-rounder Kedar Jadhav has had a rollercoaster ride in international cricket. Despite playing some blinders, he strived for consistency and failed to cement his berth. It was largely due to MS Dhoni’s presence, Kedar represented India in 73 ODIs.
Meanwhile, Kedar Jadhav is one of the few cricketers who have played under both Virat Kohli and MS Dhoni in international cricket as well as in the Indian Premier League. Kedar was a part of the Royal Challengers Bangalore before shifting his base to Chennai Super Kings in the last couple of seasons.
During a recent Instagram Live session, the all-rounder revealed what was the difference in representing CSK and RCB in the IPL, especially playing under the leadership of Dhoni and Kohli. Notably, under the guidance of Dhoni, he went on to win the IPL title for the first time in his career in the 2018 edition of the league.
“Major difference between playing for RCB in Bengaluru and for CSK in Chennai is the captain who backs you and gives you the opportunities and has the confidence and faith in you,” Kedar said.
“If you know as a player your captain (MS Dhoni) backs you and gives you more than enough opportunities, there is no better feeling. You can see the happiness on his face when you perform, he’s happy for you,” he added.
Kedar Jadhav has played 79 IPL matches scoring 1079 runs at an average of 22.9 including four half-centuries. The veteran cricketer who fell out of the radar since the ICC World Cup 2019 last year, will look to make a comeback in the near future.