Rohit Sharma makes the case for moving Ravindra Jadeja to the top of the batting order
Ravindra Jadeja, India’s star all-rounder, has been playing the finisher’s position with the bat for some time now. Whether in yellow for his Indian Premier League outfit Chennai Super Kings or for the national team, Jadeja’s ability to strike a clean ball is widely documented.
However, during the last year or so, the 33-year-old has demonstrated substantial improvement in his overall bat abilities. Jadeja no longer appears to be a player who can be brought in at the end of an inning to close out games. He may very easily be described as a batsman who is completely in control of his game and whose batting is about much more than blasting boundaries.
The southpaw has demonstrated excellent batting form while representing India in Test cricket. However, the entire cricketing world took notice when Jadeja humiliated Harshal Patel, who was undoubtedly the finest bowler in the IPL season of 2021, by scoring 37 runs off his over. Recently, numerous cricketing commentators and former cricketers have joined forces to support Ravindra Jadeja’s argument that he should be allowed a bigger number of runs to score in India’s batting lineup.
However, India’s skipper, Rohit Sharma, has expressed his thoughts on the subject, which are considered to be the most essential. When asked about Jadeja being promoted to bat higher in the order during India’s most recent Twenty20 International against Sri Lanka, the skipper stated that the move was not a one-off and that the all-promotion rounder’s to bat higher in the order could be seen on a more regular basis going forward.