Ravindra Jadeja played a valiant knock and shared a crucial partnership with Hardik Pandya as India finally avenged Australia’s challenge in the 3rd ODI in Canberra. Speaking at the end of the consolation win, Jadeja recalled former India skipper MS Dhoni’s words which helped him share a pivotal stand with Pandya.
Jadeja remained 66 not out in India’s first innings at the Manuka Oval n Canberra after Virat Kohli chose to bat first. Ravindra Jadeja shared an unbroken stand of 150 with Hardik Pandya leading India’s recovery from 152-5 to propel the side to 302 in 50 overs.
Ravindra Jadeja recalls MS Dhoni’s words
The all-rounder backed his good show with the bat with the dismissal of Aaron Finch and a fine catch of Cameron Green in the deep to put the visitors on top. Ravindra Jadeja underlined how he took a cue of MS Dhoni’s game to take the game deep before launching a carnage in the death overs.
“Absolutely, Mahi Bhai has played for such a long time for India and Chennai and he has a set pattern that he tries to build a partnership with whichever batsman is playing and once he gets set, he looks to play the big shots.
So in my opinion, looking at him batting so many times in such situations and I have played with him as well. He tells me that if we take the match to the end, then a lot of runs can come in the last four to five overs,” Jadeja told Sony Sports Network.
Speaking further, Ravindra Jadeja feels delighted to beat Australia in their backyard, claiming that the men in yellow are a strong team in their home conditions. Now with a win under their belt, the all-rounder stated that they will use this confidence in the upcoming T20I series.
“It feels very good to come to Australia and beat them. There is no greater happiness than that because they are a very strong team in their home conditions. We may not have done that well in the first two matches but at least we won a game and we will continue the momentum to the T20Is and after that whichever matches we play,” he added.