ICC WTC Final: India’s first choice allrounder in Tests, R Jadeja in a recent interview opened up on the struggles he faced for 18 months between 2017-18. He explained how he coped up with that phase and bounced back.
“Honestly, those one-and-a-half years were filled with sleepless nights. Through that phase, I remember I would be up till 4-5 am. I would be thinking about what to do, how am I going to bounce back?” he told Indian Express.
“I couldn’t sleep. I would be lying down but jaaga hi rehta tha (was awake only). I was in the Test squad but not playing as we played a lot overseas. I wasn’t playing ODIs. I wasn’t playing domestic too as I would be travelling with the Indian team though not playing. I wasn’t getting any opportunity to prove myself. I would keep thinking about how I am going to come back,” he added.
ICC WTC Final: From being in and out to key players across all formats, R Jadeja has come a long way for Virat Kohli-led India who are eyeing the World Test Championship.
R Jadeja will enter the ICC WTC Final after a terrific show in IPL 2021. His excellent performances across all three formats helped Chennai clinch 5 wins in 7 matches. R Jadeja has scored 276 runs in England and taken 16 wickets in 5 Tests but he has taken just 5 wickets against New Zealand. He would like to better his performance when it will matter the most- ICC WTC Final.
India along with the women‘s team will arrive in England on June 3 and undergo 10-day quarantine at the team hotel. Virat Kohli-led India will take on New Zealand at Southampton starting June 18 in its bid to win the inaugural World Test Championship.
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