IND vs ENG, 5th Test: Sanjay Manjrekar wants Virat Kohli to learn this

Talisman India all-rounder Ravindra JadejaHe scored a century in the first innings of the fifth Test against England at Edgbaston in Birmingham on Saturday. With this, he proved cricket pundits around the world wrong as many had said that R Ashwin should have been picked ahead of Ravindra Jadeja for the fifth Test. Former India cricketer Sanjay Manjrekar, who has a history of criticizing Jadeja, praised the southpaw for his exceptional shot selection and suggested Virat Kohli learn the same.

Manjrekar told Sony Sports, “In this innings, we saw Hawkeye, where he (Jadeja) was dropping the balls a bit outside the off-stump, playing them when he was close to the off-stump and pitch-up deliveries. Was driving. Virat Kohli must be praying that there should be so much clarity in his game, today Jadeja has that.”

Jadeja has emerged as one of the most consistent all-rounders in Test cricket across the world. It was Jadeja’s maiden century in England that helped India post a mammoth total of 416 runs in 84.5 overs.

“Nowadays he is convinced that he can bat for two hours. That’s the hallmark of an in-form batsman who has a clear mind. People want that clarity to stay with him for life. These things work in autos. It’s pilot when the batsman is in form. Talent was always there, now discipline has come,” Manjrekar said.