Kedar Jadhav bowls during the 2nd ODI cricket match against Australia at Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium, in Nagpur.(PTI)
Kedar Jadhav bowls during the 2nd ODI cricket match against Australia at Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium, in Nagpur.(PTI)

Tried at nets, Anil Kumble said it’s legal: Kedar Jadhav reveals reason behind his side-arm bowling

Jadhav used a side-ways action to bamboozle the batsmen and it proved effective as he got pivotal breakthroughs for his team regularly.
By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 17, 2020 03:58 PM IST

Kedar Jadhav was a late bloomer in international cricket but played an important role for his country for the past few years. Before the 2019 Cricket World Cup, Jadhav was an integral part of the limited-overs team due to his ability to play important innings down the order. However, the Indian team also utilized Jadhav’s talent to give a few overs in the middle with his unorthodox off-spin.

Jadhav used a side-ways action to bamboozle the batsmen and it proved effective as he got pivotal breakthroughs for his team regularly. Now, Jadhav has opened about how he got the chance to bowl for India and credited MS Dhoni and Anil Kumble for the transformation.

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“I tried it at the nets. That time Anil (Kumble) bhai was the coach and he said no it’s legal. Then in the 1st ODI, I got Jimmy Neesham out (caught and bowled).

“That was my first wicket and then Mahi bhai gave me the confidence that I can bowl. I had not bowled much in domestic cricket also. But it was because of him that I got confidence.”

Jadhav also said he owes a lot to former captain M.S. Dhoni who backed him throughout his career and helped him play so many One Day Internationals (ODIs) for the country. ODI specialist Kedar was dropped from the squad for India’s home series against South Africa. The three-match ODI series eventually was postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic. While it looks like this is the end of the road for the 35-year-old, it would be fair to say Kedar enjoyed a decent run in 50-over cricket, playing 73 ODIs.

“Growing up Sachin (Tendulkar) was my idol like every aspiring cricketer. I regret I could not play with him. But when it comes to favourite cricketer, it has to be Dhoni,” Kedar said during Chennai Super Kings’s Instagram Live chat.

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“When I met Mahi bhai I thought he is India’s captain and he would be very strict. After meeting him, I don’t see any other image when it comes to favourite cricketer,” said Kedar who has made 1389 runs with two hundreds and six fifties for India since making his debut in 2014.

“I could have played 8-10 ODIs but Mahi bhai supported me and he had a calming effect on me. When I see him I get confidence and if you get that from your captain, it helps a lot,” he said.

(with IANS inputs)

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