After poor IPL, Ravindra Jadeja aims to bounce back in ‘different jersey’ | Cricket

Ravindra Jadeja’s had a bit of a rough patch during the last edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL), where he failed to live up to his reputation. He was promoted to captain of Chennai Super Kings (CSK), but after a string of poor results, the role was handed over to MS Dhoni.

Ravindra Jadeja has become one of the strongest gunners in Team India’s arsenal. As well as being a world-class fielder, the all-rounder has shown tremendous improvements in both divisions of the sport. He is currently the ranked all-rounder in Tests.

However, Jadejas went through a bit of a rough patch during the last edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL), where he failed to live up to his reputation. He was promoted to captain of Chennai Super Kings (CSK), but after a string of poor results, the role was handed over to MS Dhoni.

Jadeja played a total of 10 games this season, collecting only 116 runs. He was equally ineffective with the bowl, scalping five wickets with an economy of 7.51. What was worse was that Jadeja dropped simple catches. In the match against Mumbai Indians, the Saurashtra all-rounder dropped two sitters, a rare sight.

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A rib injury eventually forced Jadeja out of the competition and the 33-year-old will return to the field in India’s upcoming tour of England, for which the team has already made it to the country.

The all-rounder will look forward to turning the tide in the coming heats and on Saturday he shared a message for his fans.

“I want to start fresh in the other jersey,” Jadeja wrote with a photo on Twitter.

The fifth Test between India and England, which was suspended due to a Covid outbreak in the Indian bubble, will be played on July 1.


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