India's Rishabh Pant, centre, is congratulated by teammates.(AP)
India's Rishabh Pant, centre, is congratulated by teammates.(AP)

'Jab jarurat padegi ghar se bulaenge’, Ajay Jadeja recalls 4-year-old chat with Pant after his Gabba heroics

India vs Australia: With this historic win, India retained the Border-Gavaskar Trophy as they won the Test series Down Under 2-1.
By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON JAN 21, 2021 02:06 PM IST

Indian wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant on Tuesday hogged the limelight after his scintillating 89*-run knock helped India scripting history at The Gabba. His powerful and brave strokeplay pushed the Australian on the backfoot as the hosts lost their first game at this venue in 32 years8.

With this historic win, India retained the Border-Gavaskar Trophy as they won the Test series Down Under 2-1. Moreover, team India jumped up on the World Test Championship standing to grab the top spot.

Also read: 'Ravi Shastri and India's youngsters achieved the impossible': Akhtar explains reasons behind India's historic win

Hailing Pant’s whirlwind knock in the final Test, former Indian cricketer Ajay Jadeja shared an interesting anecdote and recalled the youngster has the same attitude four year back when he couldn’t make it to the Delhi's Ranji Trophy squad.

Also Watch | ‘Ajinkya Rahane did a great job’: Ravi Shastri after India’s historic win


Speaking on Sony Sports Network, Jadeja narrated the incident when he had asked Pant to come for net practice despite getting dropped and the latter’s answer stuck with him.

“I think that's the experience I have had with him. Every time there are questions on how he plays and I completely agree with that. He takes risks even in Test match cricket. It was that day in Delhi, he wasn't picked in the side,” Jadeja told Sony Sports Network.

“I happened to be around him and asked him ‘Why don't you come to nets tomorrow. You can practice even if you are not picked in the squad’. He said, ‘Paaji jab jarurat padegi ye ghar se bulaenge (They will call me from my home when they will need me). That has stayed on with me. That was almost 4 years ago, that was before he got picked up for Delhi. In a Ranji Trophy game someone else was picked ahead of him,” Ajay Jadeja told Sony Networks.

Also read: 'Good evening from Gabba': Ashwin takes a dig at Paine after historic series win

The cricketer-turned-commentator further stated that the young crop of cricketers are fearless in their approach and believe in themselves.

“That's the mindset these young kids have today. They believe if they are good, there is nobody in the world to stop them. They don't want to play, everybody else wants them to play, they don't play to please people around them. They play how they wish to play. Pleasing others who are writing, talking about cricket, these kids don't think about it. They just believe in themselves, they put out their beliefs on one simple thing, 'I Know what is best for me'. I just love the way this Indian team plays,” Jadjeja added.

Rishabh Pant amassed 274 runs in the three matches and stood third on the list of the highest scores of the Test series. On Tuesday, he also surpassed the record of former captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni to become the fastest Indian stumper to score 1000 Test runs.

SHARE THIS ARTICLE ON

Related Stories

Ravi Shastri gives a speech in dressing room,(BCCI/Screenshot)
Ravi Shastri gives a speech in dressing room,(BCCI/Screenshot)

‘Whole world will stand up, salute you’: Shastri's dressing room speech - WATCH

By hindustantimes.com
PUBLISHED ON JAN 20, 2021 08:32 AM IST
‘Whole world will stand up & salute you’: Shastri hails Rahane & Co in dressing room speech
Indian players celebrate after defeating Australia by three wickets on the final day of the fourth cricket test match at the Gabba, Brisbane, Australia, Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021. India won the four test series 2-1. (PTI)
Indian players celebrate after defeating Australia by three wickets on the final day of the fourth cricket test match at the Gabba, Brisbane, Australia, Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021. India won the four test series 2-1. (PTI)

From Mumbai to Chennai, families of unlikely heroes rejoice in victory

By Rasesh Mandani
PUBLISHED ON JAN 20, 2021 07:46 AM IST
India vs Australia: Sundar is already a star in the IPL, but a Test debut is bigger than the league’s multi-crore deal and high-octane action.
Close
India's Rishabh Pant.(REUTERS)
India's Rishabh Pant.(REUTERS)

Rishabh Pant forcing world to look at Test batting differently

By Sanjay Manjrekar
PUBLISHED ON MAR 08, 2021 07:37 AM IST
Now, after the India-England series, it’s clear Rishabh Pant is not just different, he is also a highly effective batsman who makes a winning impact on a Test match, writes Sanjay Manjrekar.
Close
File image of Shoaib Akhtar.(Freelance Photo by Yogen Shah)
File image of Shoaib Akhtar.(Freelance Photo by Yogen Shah)

'He may become fastest to get 100 wkts': Akhtar's prediction for India spinner

PUBLISHED ON MAR 08, 2021 07:20 AM IST
India vs England: On the third day of the 4th Test, the 27-year-old Axar Patel registered his 4th five-wicket haul as India bowled out England for 135, and won the match by an innings and 25 runs.
Close
Rajasthan Royals player Jos Buttler (PTI)
Rajasthan Royals player Jos Buttler (PTI)

England players will be staying for the whole of IPL: Head coach Silverwood

ANI
PUBLISHED ON MAR 07, 2021 10:26 PM IST
The IPL Governing Council on Sunday announced the schedule for IPL 2021 to be held in India across six venues from April 9. England are scheduled to play a two-match Test series against New Zealand, starting June 2.
Close
Dubai: Mumbai Indians players celebrate after winning the final cricket match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) T20 against Delhi Capitals, at Dubai International Cricket Stadium in Dubai, Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2020.(PTI)
Dubai: Mumbai Indians players celebrate after winning the final cricket match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) T20 against Delhi Capitals, at Dubai International Cricket Stadium in Dubai, Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2020.(PTI)

No home game for any team in IPL 2021 fixture

By Rasesh Mandani
PUBLISHED ON MAR 07, 2021 09:35 PM IST
  • The Indian Premier League (IPL), to be held across six venues, will take a decision on allowing fans into the stadiums later in the tournament. The IPL 2021 schedule was announced on Sunday.
Close
File image of former India batsman VVS Laxman.(Getty Images)
File image of former India batsman VVS Laxman.(Getty Images)

'He has temperament of a top-order batsman,' Laxman lauds youngster

PUBLISHED ON MAR 07, 2021 09:20 PM IST
India vs England: Sundar helped India in taking a solid lead of 160 runs, and in reply, England could only muster 135 in the 2nd innings, losing the match by an innings and 25 runs.
Close
Harmanpreet Kaur(Twitter)
Harmanpreet Kaur(Twitter)

India lacked match practice, will need time to get back into rhythm: Harmanpreet

PTI
PUBLISHED ON MAR 07, 2021 07:53 PM IST
Playing their first international match in 12 months, the Indian women's team suffered an eight-wicket loss in the first ODI at the hands of South Africa to trail the five-match series 0-1.
Close
Shahid Afridi with daughter(Instagram/Shahid Afridi)
Shahid Afridi with daughter(Instagram/Shahid Afridi)

'Matches made in heaven': Afridi confirms daughter's engagement with Pak pacer

PUBLISHED ON MAR 07, 2021 07:29 PM IST
Shahid Afridi said both families came together after Shaheen's family had made a formal approach. The former Pakistan all-rounder offered his blessings to Shaheen while confirming his daughter's engagement with him.
Close
India's head coach Ravi Shastri(AP)
India's head coach Ravi Shastri(AP)

'They do it to have fun at my expense': Shastri's reply to meme makers & trolls

PUBLISHED ON MAR 07, 2021 07:00 PM IST
When asked about his reaction to the social media memes on him that often go viral, India head coach Ravi Shastri said they are 'banters' and they do not affect him at all.
Close
Michael Vaughan (L), Indian captain Virat Kohli and Axar Patel (R)(HT Collage)
Michael Vaughan (L), Indian captain Virat Kohli and Axar Patel (R)(HT Collage)

'India, for me, are pound for pound the best team in the world'

By hindustantimes.com, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAR 07, 2021 07:35 PM IST
Former England skipper Michael Vaughan said if India excel in their upcoming tour of England, he ‘wouldn't bet against them’.
Close
Photo of Rajasthan Royals players from an IPL 2020 match in UAE(IPL/Twitter)
Photo of Rajasthan Royals players from an IPL 2020 match in UAE(IPL/Twitter)

Rajasthan Royals' IPL 2021 full schedule, squad, match timings and venues

PUBLISHED ON MAR 07, 2021 04:37 PM IST
Rajasthan Royals let go of Steve Smith and decided to appoint Sanju Samson as their captain for IPL 2021. Here is the full schedule of Rajasthan Royals for IPL 2021
Close
File photo of Sundar Raman(Agencies)
File photo of Sundar Raman(Agencies)

Former IPL COO Sundar Raman named consultant for CSK

PTI, Chennai
PUBLISHED ON MAR 07, 2021 04:36 PM IST
Sundar Raman will look after the commercial and marketing strategies of the IPL franchise, CSK sources said on Sunday.
Close
Indian women's cricket team(Twitter)
Indian women's cricket team(Twitter)

Liselle, Laura steer SA to 8-wicket win over India in 1st ODI

By Sharad Deep | PTI, Lucknow
PUBLISHED ON MAR 07, 2021 04:30 PM IST
India skipper Mithali Raj hit 50 and deputy Harmanpreet Kaur 40, but India could not bring pressure on their opponents after managing a modest total.
Close
CSK's full fixture for IPL 2021(PTI)
CSK's full fixture for IPL 2021(PTI)

IPL 2021 schedule: CSK matches, timings, opponents, venues- all you need to know

By hindustantimes.com, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAR 07, 2021 04:18 PM IST
CSK will play five matches in Mumbai, four games in Delhi, three matches in Bangalore and the last two in Kolkata.
Close
Full schedule of Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) in IPL 2021(IPL/Twitter)
Full schedule of Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) in IPL 2021(IPL/Twitter)

SRH's IPL 2021 full schedule, squad, match timings and venues

PUBLISHED ON MAR 07, 2021 04:11 PM IST
Here is the full schedule of Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) in IPL 2021. SRH will play their first match against Kolkata Knight Riders on April 11 in Chennai.
Close
India cricket team head coach Ravi Shastri.(Getty Images)
India cricket team head coach Ravi Shastri.(Getty Images)

'He has more natural ability than I had,' coach Shastri lauds India allrounder

UPDATED ON MAR 07, 2021 05:38 PM IST
India head coach Ravi Shastri praised Washington Sundar for his performance in the series against England.
Close
SHARE
Story Saved
OPEN APP