IPL 2019: Ravindra Jadeja reveals what it is like to bat with MS Dhoni

first_imgChennai Super Kings (CSK) ambushed the visiting Delhi Capitals (DC) in a top-of-the-table clash on May 1, winning the match by a huge margin of 80 runs. While CSK’s batsmen including the skipper MS Dhoni played an instrumental role in helping the side to get to a fighting 179/4, Chennai’s spinners returned to bamboozle DC’s famed batting to share 8 wickets amongst them.Ravindra Jadeja, who bagged 3 wickets for himself after playing a late cameo of 25(10) which included 2 humongous sixes, talked to his teammate Mohit Sharma after the match. Jadeja told Sharma that when he bats with Dhoni, the captain keeps guiding him on areas which the left-hander can capitalise on.”He keeps telling me how the bowler is going to bowl, predicting it according to the field placements. Also, which boundaries are big/small and therefore which side of the field to target,” said Jadeja.When asked what was the secret behind his ability to hit the big sixes with a lean body, Jadeja said that along with ‘power’ what also helps him is ‘practising according to match situations’.”Of course you need a lot of power to hit far but also practising according to the match situations you are expected to face helps so much so that I’m able to click at the crucial time when needed,” explained Jadeja.While Jadeja picked 3 wickets, senior spinners Harbhajan Singh and Imran Tahir chipped in with 1 and 4 wickets apiece. Jadeja admitted that the turn on offer at the Chepauk wicket encouraged them to bowl at the stumps.advertisement”When I came on to bowl my 1st over, the ball was turning a lot. So my focus was to keep the ball onto the stumps because it is difficult to negotiate as a batsman. The reason why their middle-order collapsed was because we bowled in the right areas,” Jadeja signed off by saying.Also Read | It shows how compact he is: Suresh Raina hails MS Dhoni’s quick gloveworkAlso Read | MS Dhoni pays tribute to CSK fans: Thala is a big nickname they have given meAlso Read | MS Dhoni jokes about Imran Tahir’s wild celebrations: It’s great fun to watchlast_img

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