He got noticed in his first class debut in the year 2006, while playing for West Zone against East Zone in Indore and his contribution in ODIs was appreciated by one and all. But ever since his Test debut at Nagpur against England in the year 2012, his bowling figures in 10 matches (19 innings) have been on a downward trend. He has managed just 39 wickets. This is not expected from a key bowler, who is supposed to lead the attack.
Lately, he has been adopting a casual approach towards the game. Any bowler who is smashed during his first few deliveries will try to deviate the focus of the batsmen through controlled and tight bowling. But very often, in a rather strange move, Jadeja keeps on bowling the same way and gives away lot of runs, even in a very challenging situation. If one intends to earn his name as an impressive left arm spinner, he has to be as good as veteran Bishan Singh Bedi.
In order to become a good all rounder, one has to have a strong footing in both batting and fielding alike Kapil Dev. Sir Jadeja does not possess any of the above anymore. This appears to be the right time that a suitable replacement is searched for.
A capable bowler
should be inducted in the squad so as to strengthen the bowling
attack. Meanwhile, we must thank Jadeja for his contribution in his
journey along with team India. He might not be remembered as a great
crickter, but will be known as a great entertainer.
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