It feels good when I am appreciated for my land: Ravindra Jadeja

While Ravindra Jadeja has grown as a reliable batsman and bowler, fielding has always been her strong suit. Ravindra Jadeja is widely recognized as one of the best field players today alongside Martin Guptill, Steve Smith, Virat Kohli, Glenn Maxwell, Chris Jordan, Jofra Archer and many more. Therefore, the 32-year-old has thanked fans when they appreciate him for his excellent display on the pitch and for those who forgive him when he hesitates.

Ravindra Jadeja’s game is built on the back of many game-changing run-outs and catches. The all-rounder born in Saurashtra makes it all possible thanks to his excellent conscience and keen anticipation skills. Often times, Jadeja takes on blinders and run-out effects that appear like a shield to most outfielders. He has been doing this since his debut and continues to do so, proving himself to be an invaluable asset alongside him.

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Ravindra Jadeja understands that his anticipation is excellent as he knows what different drummers’ take out move is after playing for so many years. The versatile spin-bowling player revealed he has that fraction of a second to anticipate opposition moves and is therefore able to take easy catches, which most field players might consider a blind because they cannot move quickly in anticipation. He then thanked the people, who are considerate, even if on the rare occasion when something is missing.

“I know that my anticipation is very good in a match situation. I don’t know what other people think until the ball comes in, but personally, after playing so many years, I know what the kick-off is for the different batsmen. And I can see how he’s playing, where the ball is going to go. I have that extra fraction of a second and I move around quickly. So sometimes you will see me take positions and take ‘easy’ holds, but I know if it was someone else it would have been blind because he didn’t move quickly in anticipation. It feels good when I’m appreciated for my fieldwork they might not see my hard work but they know it. When I drop holds too, people don’t criticize, it’s more like “hota hai, it happens” ” Jadeja told Indian Express.

It’s been 12-13 years but I have maintained my shoulder: Ravindra Jadeja

Ravindra Jadeja, Super Kings of Chennai
Ravindra Jadeja (Image credit: Twitter)

Ravindra Jadeja admitted that a lot of the hard work, shoulder exercises and gymnastics behind her shoulder was strong, which otherwise might not have lasted long. The southpaw also attributed his impressive skills on the pitch to his coach Mahendra Singh Chauhan in Jamnagar as he would make them play a lot before hitting. Jadeja revealed that Chauhan is stern, expressionless, but very helpful.

You have to ask my daddy (laughs). I have his genes. Some of it is natural. Lots of hard work with shoulder exercises, gym, practice. It’s not entirely natural for me. I work on it a lot of other things, my shoulders won’t have lasted long. It’s been 12-13 years but I have maintained my shoulder. I also play a lot. I train well and I know how to take care of myself. My trainer Mahendra Singh Chauhan in Jamnagar would make us run and play; only then can you strike. In the first four years I would only put a lot into the field. He seems stern, doesn’t show expressions but is very helpful. He was very good ” he added.

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