Ravindra Jadeja reveals how MS Dhoni’s advice during 2015 World Cup helped him improve his batting

The 32-year-old struggled with his batting during the initial years of his international cricket and received a lot of criticism regarding that at the highest level.

Ketaki Pole Author

Updated - 31 May 2021 1:45 pm

CSK’s star player Ravindra Jadeja is undoubtedly India’s best all-rounder at present and one of the best in the world. Besides tricking with the ball at an exceptional economy rate, Jadeja can also be a power hitter and win matches for his team. Additionally, it’s needless to mention about his fielding brilliance, from sensational dives to striking direct-hits, Jadeja has always been an excellent fielder.

The Saurashtra-born cricketer made his international debut in 2009, however, he struggled a bit in his initial years. The year 2016-17 turned the tables for the all-rounder and he didn't look back since then. Being established as a reliable lower middle-order batsman, smashing sixes in white-ball cricket and playing long innings in Tests, Jadeja has grown to be bankable player in all departments across formats.

However, the 32-year-old struggled with his batting during the initial years of his international cricket and received a lot of criticism regarding that at the highest level. Ahead of the England tour, Jadeja revealed about his judgement of shot selection in the 2015 World Cup.

This is what Dhoni advised to Jadeja

Jadeja revealed how MS Dhoni’s advice helped him overcome his struggle with shot selection. "I remember he (Dhoni) said that I was trying to hit shots against balls I shouldn’t be attempting," Jadeja told The Indian Express. The all-rounder went on to explain that he was always in the dilemma whether he should go for the shot or not. “These days, I like to take my time and I am clearer in my mind. I know I can always cover up the runs later. That change in thinking has helped," he added.

Jadeja was last seen in action in the 14th edition of IPL for Chennai Super Kings, before the tournament got suspended earlier this month. The all-rounder is currently in the bio-bubble undergoing the mandatory quarantine along with fellow Indian cricketers. He will next be seen in action in the WTC final against New Zealand starting June 18.

Match 39

Bangalore vs Mumbai

Mumbai 111/10 (18.1)

Royal Challengers Bangalore won by 54 runs.

Match 40

Hyderabad vs Rajasthan

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Match 39

Bangalore vs Mumbai

Mumbai 111/10 (18.1)

Royal Challengers Bangalore won by 54 runs.

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