Ravindra Jadeja is back on the field and on his way to recovery. The India all-rounder took to Twitter to share a video of his return, with caption ‘Back on the field. #firstday #postsurgery”.
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Jadeja has been out of action since the fourth Test in Australia due to an injury on his finger. Jadeja suffered a blow during the third Test in Sydney and scans later revealed a dislocation on his thumb.
— Ravindrasinh jadeja (@imjadeja) March 2, 2021
In Jadeja’s absence, Axar Patel has stepped in with tremendous success with the ball. Axar has three five wicket hauls from two matches already.
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“When Jaddu got injured, I’m sure a lot of people (in the opposition) must have been relieved,” Virat Kohli said after their 10-wicket victory in the third Test.
“But then this guy comes in, bowls probably faster than Jaddu, from a greater height.
“It’s impossible to sweep him, it’s impossible to defend him all day. For Axar to come in and do this is outstanding.”
“He made the batters play most of the balls, which is important on a wicket like that because you never know which one is going to turn and which one is going to come straight,” team mate Rohit Sharma said a video conference.
“He’s got solid skill-set, bowls a little wider from the crease and a slightly slingy action as well. It makes it very difficult for the batsmen, whether to leave or play.”
Patel knows he is yet to match one aspect of Jadeja’s all-round game after managing 12 runs in three innings.
“Wickets are coming, so nobody is pointing it out at the moment but I know that if I can’t score with the bat in the next few games, people would start criticising me,” Patel said after collecting player-of-the-match award.
“But at least I’m contributing with the ball, and I’m positive about it.”