Jadeja played a crucial inning of 175 runs in the first test at Mohali where India thrashed the visiting Lankan side by an innings and 222 runs. Eyebrows were raised when the Indian team led by Rohit Sharma declared the first innings when Jadeja was only 25 runs away from his maiden double century.
Now R. Ashwin has revealed that the Indian captain wanted the all-rounder to complete his double century and that it was the allrounder himself who offered Rohit Sharma to declare the innings.
Even beyond all these tactical things, he kept the game simple. When he wanted to declare, he wanted Jadeja to get a double hundred. Eventually, it was Jaddu who said it’s not important and you should go for a declaration. So, all those things, I am sure Rohit is very, very experienced. I thought he did a phenomenal job,”
Jadeja formed crucial partnerships with Pant, Ashwin, and Mohammad Shami. India declared the innings on 574 after having played 129.2 overs. The player is given the nickname “Rockstar” by the legend Shane Warne also took 5 wickets in the first innings and 4 wickets in the second innings. Owing to his performance in the first test match, Jadeja has also achieved the no.1 all-rounder in ICC test rankings. The second test match will start in Bengaluru on the 12th of March which will be a day-night Test.
Ashwin also heaped praises on Rohit Sharma for only being good only tactically but also being a team man where he ensured that everyone’s confidence was at par.