Jadeja made his test debut in 2012 (vs England in Nagpur) before winning his ODI and T20I caps in 2009. He made his debut in all three formats under the leadership of Dhoni.
“I like to finish games and win it for my team. Now I have started to believe in myself and give myself more opportunities to stay in the middle and take my time. Whenever I have the opportunity to finish the game, I always take the game deep.” Jadeja told TimesofIndia.com in an exclusive interview.
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Since 2017, Jadeja has played 24 rounds and scored 1,009 runs with an average of 40.36. It also has 72 lots. In the ODIs during that span, the 32-year-old has scored 497 runs in 32 games, averaging 38.23, and has 33 wickets to his credit.
In 10 T20Is that Jadeja has played since 2017, he has scored 101 runs in addition to collecting 10 wickets.
“Dhoni bhai always keeps telling me that whenever I get a chance, just think that because you’re feeling the pressure, the bowler feels it too. So don’t just think about yourself, but also about the bowler. Him (Dhoni) has been an amazing influence on my career, “said Jadeja.
Not only in the India jersey, Jadeja had been Dhoni’s reference man in the IPL also for him Chennai Super Kings. He has played 191 matches in his IPL career thus far and scored 2,290 runs averaging 26.62, including two of the fifty. It also has 120 plots to its name, including three sets of four plots and one set of five plots.
(File image of MS Dhoni and Jadeja during a Chennai Super Kings training session – Photo TOI)
Haha you miss MS Dhoni?
To this, the off-roader replied, “Yes, I definitely miss him because he was always guiding me on the right path. If I wasn’t doing the right thing in the field, he would come and talk to me, and tell me He tells me I have to do some work. more on one particular aspect. He keeps talking to me, and our bond goes back 12 years. I miss him. ”
When asked the difference between Virat and Dhoni’s captaincy style, Jadeja said: “I think they are both different in their captaincy. I think Dhoni bhai is very calm, but Virat is a more aggressive and positive captain on the field.” . They both have their own styles for leading the team. ”
Jadeja has also been selected in the India team for the T20 World Cup to be played in the United Arab Emirates from October 17. It will also participate in the final phase of the IPL 2021, which will also be held in the United Arab Emirates from 19 September.