Aakash Chopra praised the spell of Jadeja in the IND vs. AUS WC 2023 clash, saying, “It's almost impossible to play Jadeja on such pitches"

Aakash Chopra praised Ravindra Jadeja's bowling spell in the India vs. Australia campaign opener match of the 2023 World Cup. Jadeja registered figures of 3/28 in 10 overs as the Men in Blue bowled out the Aussies for 199 in Chennai on Sunday, October 8. The hosts then overhauled the target with six wickets and 52 deliveries to spare to begin their campaign on a winning note.
In a video shared on his YouTube channel, Chopra reflected on the performance of Indian spinners in their tournament opener. He pointed out that Jadeja was virtually unplayable on the spin-friendly Chepauk track, saying, "Firstly, India decided to play three spinners, and Ravindra Jadeja is Sir Jadeja in these conditions. You cannot play him because he is extremely quick through the air, bowls flat, and some balls turn after pitching while the others go straight."
The former Indian opener further added, "You can neither step out against him nor play the sweep, so what shot will you play? It's almost impossible to play Jadeja on such pitches. Scoring runs is incredibly difficult. He showed that by doing it well."


Oct 9, 2023 5:32 AM