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Champions Trophy 2017: MS Dhoni Helps Me a Lot While Bowling, Says Kedar Jadhav

Cricketnext Staff | Updated: June 15, 2017, 11:59 PM IST
Champions Trophy 2017: MS Dhoni Helps Me a Lot While Bowling, Says Kedar Jadhav

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Birmingham: Kedar Jadhav has hailed former India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni's influence from behind the stumps after the part-time spinner produced a stunning display with the ball during India's thumping 9-wicket victory over Bangladesh in the semi-final at Edgbaston on Thursday.

Jadhav ended the innings with figures of 2/22, and he also got rid of two set batsmen in Tamim Iqbal (71) and Musfiqur Rahim (61).

"I don't practice bowling that much but I spend time with MS Dhoni and try to learn as much as possible from him. He provides me with all the knowledge that he has. Even while bowling, he helps me a lot by giving indications from behind the stumps on how to bowl to a particular batsman. And I try to bowl according to his advice most of the times," said Jadhav.

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Jadhav also said that he doesn't think of himself as a part-time bowler and his record in the past also says the same. He also stressed that he has confidence in the bowling abilities and variations.

"I have been bowling in the nets and I also bowled in the previous series as well where I took wickets also. Before this match I had six wickets and most of them have come against top-order batsmen. It is not like I am taking wickets of tailenders," said Jadhav.

So, I have that confidence in myself that batsmen will find it difficult to score the big shots off my bowling because of my variations. I feel my bowling is all about reading what the batsman is trying to do," he added.

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Essentially, Kedar Jadhav has been included in the team for his batting abilities, however, he hasn't had may opportunities to perform with the the bat in this tournament. But Jadhav was quick to say that he is not concerned about personal performances as long as the team is winning.

"As long as the team is winning I am not worried about my individual batting. I feel that whateve my team asks me to do I will be able to do that.
First Published: June 15, 2017, 11:59 PM IST

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