On Sunday, a video of the post-match press conference went viral in which Saurashtra’s all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja was seen giving a hilarious reply to journalists when he was asked why new batsmen found it so hard to bat on turning tracks.
Though Jadeja didn’t complete the sentence, but the journalists in the room understood what he intended to say.
Meanwhile, specialist spin bowler Harbhajan Singh also pulled Jadeja’s leg on social media by tweeting, “Complete the sentence jaddu.”
R Ashwin bowled a peach of a delivery to dismiss the Kiwi captain as India reduced the visitors from overnight 152 for one to 238 for five by lunch on day three of the first Test at Green Park.
“We knew that it is Kane who can really bat for long in their line-up. The plan was to get him out. We know others can’t bat for long hours. We got four wickets in the morning session and that was game-changing,” Jadeja said at a press conference at the end of day’s play.
Asked to speak about the ball that got Williamson out, Jadeja said, “It was a good ball. It came through the bat and pad. It was a fantastic ball.”
Jadeja was seen talking to coach Anil Kumble before the start of play. The spinner said he received a lot of tips from the stalwart, who is the format’s third highest-wicket taker in the world.
“He asked me to bowl in rough areas and look for angles and bowling from wide off the crease. There were a lot of footmarks around the off stump area. He told me that those marks will have a bearing on the minds of the batsmen,” he said.
Jadeja and Ashwin were bowling well in tandem yesterday before the skies opened up and washed out the final session.