In the Oval Test against England, India’s first innings was reduced to 191 runs. Changed the batting order in the team but it proved counterproductive for him
Ravindra Jadeja scored only 10 runs in the first innings of the Oval Test
Sanjay Manjrekar is one of those who speak openly. Despite the controversy during the World Cup with Ravindra Jadeja, whenever he feels, he does not hold back in making a statement against this star all-rounder. After the poor batting in the Oval Test, he not only put Jadeja in the dock but also Team India to show faith in him.
India’s first innings in the Oval Test was reduced to 191 runs. During the batting, Jadeja was sent to bat at number five even before Ajinkya Rahane. However, Jadeja could not do much and was dismissed after scoring just 10 runs in 34 balls. On the ball of Chris Woakes, he was caught by Joe Root.
Sanjay Manjrekar raised questions on Ravindra Jadeja
Team India showed confidence in Jadeja but he could not live up to it. In such a situation, Sanjay Manjrekar, questioning Team India’s decision, said on Sony Sports, ‘I think T20-like thinking has come in Test also. Jadeja’s ability is being overestimated in Tests. The team felt that in such conditions Jadeja can bat at number five which proved to be wrong. He further said, ‘I think the team is relying excessively on Jadeja’s batting abroad. In India, he has no problem getting him to bat at No.5 but here we saw that when he came to bat, the ball was swinging against which he did not look very comfortable.
Gavaskar also supported Manjrekar
Ravindra Jadeja has played in all four matches of the series against England. The average of Ravindra Jadeja abroad is only 30. At the same time, his overall average in Tests is 34.32. At the same time, his average in England has fallen to 27.93. Earlier in the commentary box too, Sanjay Manjrekar had called this decision of the team management wrong. Manjrekar had said, ‘India was trying to make a left-right combination on the pitch.’ At the same time, former captain Sunil Gavaskar also admitted that if India did this, then England bowlers would have trouble catching their line length, because the right line for the right-handed batsman becomes the leg-stump line for the left handers.
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