Jadeja relishing the challenge of Tests

Jadeja relishing the challenge of Tests
Ravindra Jadeja survived a first ball caught-behind through DRS before going on to play valuable innings of 63. His partnership with Saha not only provided the much needed thrust to the Indian innings, but also handed them a crucial 32-run lead. Jadeja was glad to contribute in tough circumstances.

“The second new ball was fairly new. It was good that it happened in the very first ball as then it’s just out of your way and there’s no disturbance. I was sure that there wasn’t any edge, I just told Saha that it’s a bit tough situation but we will have to play it out,” he said.

“There was seam and bounce in the wicket. There fast bowlers were bowling 140-plus (kmph). I felt good that I have seen these kinds of situations in Test cricket and today I realized that what excactly people mean when they talk about challenges of Test cricket.”

The home stretch of 13 Tests has been a favourable one for Jadeja, with both bat and ball. He was understandably delighted with his performance. “It is a good feeling that I am doing well in Test matches. I have played a lot of ODIs but this year I have played in Test matches and done well. There is self-satisfaction and now I am suitable for both formats and the confidence increases that I can back myself as a longer version player. My shoulder is on auto-mode and everything is happening automatically.”

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