BGT 2023: Ravindra Jadeja fits the mold of a 3D player, says Parthiv Patel after he picks 250th Test wicket

Written by Vipin Darwade

Former India wicket-keeping batter Parthiv Patel has heaped praise on India all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja, calling him a three-dimensional player. Jadeja became the fastest Indian to get to 2,500 runs and 250 wickets in Test cricket during India’s second Test against Australia in the Border-Gavaskar series.

“If we look at the opponents against whom he has picked up wickets, 71 wickets against Australia, 51 wickets against England, 42 wickets against South Africa, this shows that he has picked up wickets against the best of teams. And all these wickets did not come at home, he’s gone on away tours and regularly picked wickets for India,” said Patel.

“It’s not like he only picks wickets on turning tracks. When India go abroad, his accuracy is so high that he gets wickets. We have to acknowledge and congratulate him for picking up 250 wickets in Test cricket. On top of that, he has also scored over 2500 runs,” Patel added.

He went on to call Jadeja a three dimensional player, adding that his pace is his biggest weapon and helps him get regular wickets.

“We are not even taking about his fielding prowess, and when he add up his fielding efforts in Test cricket as well, we get a great all-rounder. Ravindra Jadeja fits the mold of a 3D player. It’s his style (bowling flat on such surfaces). He likes to bowl from stump to stump. He doesn’t get a lot of turn, whatever turn he gets, comes off the pitch. He relies on his pace, which is one of the biggest reasons that he gets so many wickets,” said Patel.

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