Hyderabad: Ravindra Jadeja, in his fledgling Test career, has caught the eye mainly with his bowling. He hasn’t had much success with the bat, though.
On helpful conditions, Jadeja can certainly be one of the most potent weapons in India’s bowling armoury, feels former India spinner Venkatapathy Raju.
“As we have seen in this Test, Jadeja’s line and length has been immaculate. He’s quick through the air and can extract sharp turn. We saw how (Michael) Clarke was dismissed this morning.,” said the former left-arm spinner said.
Raju said that it’s Jadeja’s ability to chip in with the bat, which keeps him ahead of Pragyan Ojha. “Ojha has had a significant contribution with the ball. Inspite of that, he finds himself out of the team. And that’s mainly because the role Jadeja can play as a batsman at No. 7,” Raju pointed out.
Currently a vice-president of the Hyderabad Cricket Association (HCA), Raju has been roped in by the Asian Cricket Council (ACC) as its development officer to monitor infrastructure and cricket development in the United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Bahrain and Thailand for the next couple of years.