Ravindra Jadeja thanked skipper Rohit Sharma for promoting him up in the middle-order

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I would like to thank Rohit because he trusts me and he believes in me that I can go out there and score runs for my team

India all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja is enjoying his new role of batting in the middle-order and thanked skipper Rohit Sharma for showing faith and promoting him up in the middle-order.

India all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja is enjoying his new role of batting in the middle-order and thanked captain Rohit Sharma for showing faith and promoting him up in the middle-order. The all-rounder has returned to action after recovering from a knee injury, and in the second T20I against Sri Lanka, he scored an 18-ball 45 not out batting at No 5 to help India to steal the victory and the series on Saturday.

“Yes, I’m enjoying batting at number five. I can take my time and I can pace my innings according to the situation,”

Jadeja said at the post-match media interaction.

“I would like to thank Rohit because he trusts me and he believes in me that I can go out there and score runs for my team.

“So hopefully whenever I get an opportunity in the future I’ll try and do my best, play according to the situation, and be in the game for my team.”

He missed the last two series against South Africa and West Indies as he was recovering from his knee injury. 

In the first T20 on Thursday, Jadeja was sent to No 4 where he scored 3 not out from 4 balls as India posted 199 for 2 en route to a 62 run win.

While talking about the promotion of Jadeja, skipper Rohit Sharma has said they “wanted more” from the “vastly-improved batter” Jadeja.

In the second T20, India lost both Rohit Sharma and Ishan Kishan very badly inside the powerplay, while Sanju Samson couldn’t convert his start as they were in a tricky position at 128 for 3, requiring 56 runs in the last seven overs when Jadeja comes to bat.

Jadeja and Shreyas Iyer played some sensational innings and put up an exceptional batting display to seal the victory with 17 balls to spare.

“I am feeling better, I am confident and I am good to go. I am glad that I played a good inning for my team. Hopefully, I will continue in the same in the upcoming games,”

he said.

He said the wicket also helped a lot as the ball was coming nicely to the bat.

“Wicket was so good, the ball was coming on nicely and I was just looking to time the ball. I was not trying too hard. I was just looking to play normal cricketing shots. Shreyas has been batting well. We tried to play till the end,”

he said about their 58-run unbroken stand from 25 balls.

Jadeja also praised Samson, who played an outstanding inning before getting out in the 13th over.

“He played brilliantly. When you play after a long time and score runs, you feel confident. Hopefully, he continues in the upcoming games.”

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