‘Difficult period…’: Ravindra Jadeja recounts ‘Difficult’ recovery days after crossing Australia

Ravindra Jadeja won 5 strokes on Day One of the First Test against Australia.© AFP

Ravindra Jadeja was the star of India against Australia on Day One of the First Test in Nagpur. Jadeja won 5 to 47 on his international comeback with a prized prize of Marnus Labuschagne and Steve Smith as Australia only managed 177 in their first inning on the opening day of the Border-Gavaskar series. At the tree stumps, Rohit SharmaThe unsuccessful counter-attack of 56 put India in complete command with the home team ending the day with a score of 77 to one and 100 runs less. Jadeja, in a post-match press conference, added that as Smith and Labuschagne added 84 runs for a third racket, breaking the partnership was what he was most concerned about.

“They were looking for runs and it wasn’t easy to rotate attack and run away from each ball. (So they) also started trying different ways. And once they cooperated, I think. , I should throw as many dotted balls as possible as consistently as I can. (Court surface) is not my turn, so (I) must hit (in) good areas and maintain a straight line and length. good for breaking the stands,” he said.

Just want to come back when 100% fit

Jadeja was temporarily selected for the Test series against Bangladesh last December but he said he only wants to return after being fully fit and regaining his confidence.

“It was (a) difficult (period) because I missed a lot of cricket games in the last five months, missed important tournaments (Asia Cup and World T20). The recovery process has been very difficult for me. the players and it’s even more difficult to stay fit after recovery You need that confidence and there are always doubts that (whether) your performance will stay the same after the injury, ” I said.

“My motivation is to get back in shape as quickly as possible because I’ve been out of cricket for 5 months and I want to be 100% fit, so I need more time. The doubt that I want to clear is this. should or not.” I can give that 100 per cent in the match situation.”

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