“Was Bowling 10-12 Hours Every Day…”: Ravindra Jadeja After Five-wicket Haul Against Australia | Cricket News

Ravindra Jadeja celebrates after dismissing an Australian batter.© AFP

After bagging a fifer on his comeback Test match, all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja talked about his restoration course of and stated he was bowling 10-12 hours day by day at National Cricket Academy (NCA) which helped him loads to get again his type and rhythm. Jadeja celebrated his comeback to Test cricket after a five-month layoff with 5 wickets in opposition to Australia. His 5/47 helped India bowl out the guests for 177. Captain Rohit Sharma’s unbeaten 56 has put the hosts in a dominant place in opposition to guests on the finish of Day 1 within the first Test match of Border-Gavaskar Trophy at Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium right here on Thursday.

Jadeja stated that so as to be match for Test match, he would bowl nonstop hours on the National Cricket Academy (NCA) in Bangaluru all through his rehabilitation.

“Being a left-arm spinner, if you get batter out caught behind or stumped, you always give credit to the ball. In Test match cricket, whatever wicket you take, you are happy with that. I was working hard on my bowling when I was in Bangalore at the NCA. I was bowling 10-12 hours every day and that helped me a lot. I was working on my rhythm because I knew that I have to play Test match and I have to bowl long spells,” Jadeja stated in a post-match presentation.

“Very happy with the way I was bowling. I was enjoying my bowling. Playing after five months, playing Test cricket, it’s tough. I was prepared for it and I was working hard on my fitness as well as on my skills at NCA. I played a first-class game (Ranji) after a long time and I bowled almost 42 overs. It gave me a lot of confidence to come here and play a Test match. There was no bounce in the wicket, I was targeting the stump-to-stump line. The odd ball was spinning and the odd ball was going straight,” he added.

This was the 34-year-old left-arm spinner’s fourth five-wicket haul in opposition to the vacationers and his eleventh five-for in Test cricket.

Steve Smith was one in every of his victims. He was struck by a ripsnorter that received into batter’s stumps. He then went on to say 4 extra of top-six Australia batters.

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