Yes, though the few eyebrows were raised on the inclusion of Ravindra Jadeja into the current playing team, the player kept it aside and batted for more than a half-century. Now, he is feeling so happy that he kept his captain Virat Kohli’s faith in him for the first Test against the West Indies.
Jadeja hit 58 off 112 deliveries and shared a crucial of 60 runs with Ishant Sharma (19) for the eight-wicket, helping India to inch 297 all out in the first innings. By the end of the second day’s play, India had taken control over the match as West Indies batted by 108 runs with just two wickets remaining in their first innings.
On speaking to the press conference, Jadeja expressed his feelings as “I did not have any pressure to perform. Obviously, you feel good when the skipper believes in you, considers you as the main player. It boosts your confidence because your captain is showing confidence in you. Luckily, I have been able to repay the faith by performing well. I will keep doing the same in future also”
Player further said, “When I was batting, I was just looking to build a partnership. I was focussing to play with the tail-enders like Ishant, Shami, and Bumrah.