IND vs ENG 2024: Michael Vaughan hails Ravindra Jadeja for his sublime knock at Rajkot


Ravindra Jadeja‘s outstanding performance in the third Test of the ongoing series against England in Rajkot has catapulted him into the limelight. His stellar centurion knock of 112 runs showcased his prowess and earned him widespread praise. The cricketer played a pivotal role in steering India into a commanding position with an impressive 204-run partnership alongside skipper Rohit Sharma for the fourth wicket.

Amidst the cricketing fervour, veteran English cricketer Michael Vaughan offered his distinctive perspective on Jadeja’s batting, adding an extra layer to the unfolding drama on the cricket field.

Michael Vaughan on Ravindra Jadeja’s knock

Vaughan lauded Jadeja’s Test match mindset, emphasizing his top-order approach despite batting at No. 7. Acknowledging his willingness to grind it out, Vaughan contrasted his traditional with the more contemporary approaches of Rohit and Sarfaraz Khan. The former England captain appreciated Jadeja’s throwback to the classic red-ball cricket ethos, advocating for a relentless focus on batting without offering any chances to the opposition.

“Jadeja’s mindset is like a top-order batter despite him playing at No.7 for the most part of his career. He is willing to do the hard yards, he is willing to see a bowler off, he played more traditional style Test match than Rohit Sharma and Sarfaraz Khan. He was a throwback to how we played Test match cricket. Just bat, bat and bat, do not give any chances,” Vaughan said on Cricbuzz.

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Vaughan on Jadeja’s qualities

Vaughan further praised Jadeja’s classy approach, identifying a potential challenge outside off stump with a fuller length delivery that can move away. The latter emphasized Jadeja’s consistency, particularly on Indian wickets, where the lack of substantial bounce makes him a reliable performer.

“Ravindra Jadeja is a class act. There is only one area of his game where you can challenge him – a yard outside of off stump, fuller length where you can nip it away. Jimmy and Mark Wood tried that through the day. he played and missed a few. On Indian wickets where there is not a lot of zip, I think that he is a very very consistent performer,” the 49-year-old added

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