Off The Field

Dhoni needs to encourage Jadhav not drop him: Sehwag

Written by Abhishek Patil

Veteran Chennai Super Kings (CSK) batsman Kedar Jadhav has endured an incredibly disappointing outing with the bat in the Indian Premier League (IPL) season so far. While several fans and experts are calling for Jadhav to be axed from the team, former India cricketer Virender Sehwag has rather asked franchise skipper MS Dhoni to encourage the player.

“Jadhav has played for India in the past and is still a part of the national setup. He should be in the playing XI for CSK but he does require a little motivation from the skipper Dhoni so that he can do better. He might have flopped in one or two matches but I hope in the coming matches he will do well,” he said in the video.

As far as Jadhav’s stats for the season are concerned, the middle-order batsman has aggregated 58 runs in four innings for CSK at an average of 19.33. What’s truly disappointing is his strike-rate which stands at 98.30 after 6 matches.

The biggest problem for CSK as far as the middle-order is concerned is that they don’t have many options to replace the underperformers. While Suresh Raina opted out of the league before the season started, uncapped batsman Ruturaj Gaikwad has also failed to grab the opportunities he has gotten so far.

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