Indian all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja recollects his declining phrase of career. Jadeja was the most valuable Player for the Chennai Super Kings in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021.
Jadeja played as a batsman, bowler and fielder in IPL 2021. He is also expected to make an international comeback in the final of the World Test Championship (WTC) against New Zealand on 18 June.
Jadeja quoted recollecting his bad phrase“ Honestly, those one-and-a-half years were filled with sleepless nights. Through that phase, I remember I would be up till 4-5 am. I would be thinking about what to do, how am I going to bounce back? I couldn’t sleep. I would be lying down but jaaga hi rehtatha (would remain awake).”
He added: “I was in the Test squad but not playing as we played a lot overseas. I wasn’t playing ODIs. I wasn’t playing domestic too as I would be travelling with the Indian team though not playing. I wasn’t getting any opportunity to prove myself. I would keep thinking about how I am going to come back.”
But he grabbed the opportunity during India's tour of England in 2018 where Jadeja scored an unbeaten 86 in the first innings of the Oval Test in 2018. That was the turning point in him and gives him opportunity to prove himself.
Jadeja is currently quarantining in Mumbai before preparing for the England tour for WTC final against New Zealand.