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India vs Australia | Jadhav Wants to 'Pay Back' for Faith Shown in Him

Whenever Kedar Jadhav has had injury issues, Indian captain Virat Kohli has backed him to the hilt and the all-rounder feels that it's "payback time" for all the faith that his skipper and the team management has showed in him.

PTI |March 3, 2019, 11:59 AM IST
India vs Australia | Jadhav Wants to 'Pay Back' for Faith Shown in Him

Hyderabad: Whenever Kedar Jadhav has had injury issues, Indian captain Virat Kohli has backed him to the hilt and the all-rounder feels that it's "payback time" for all the faith that his skipper and the team management has showed in him.

Jadhav has had multiple breakdowns due to a dodgy hamstring which also included a near six month lay-off due to a surgery.

"Obviously, the kind of confidence they have given has helped me deliver consistently. Credit goes to the captain and management for backing me in my difficult times and this is my time that I pay back the confidence and faith they have shown in my difficult times," Jadhav said after his 81 not out powered India to a six-wicket victory against Australia in the first ODI.

"Everybody has been encouraging towards me irrespective of how many times I have got injured you know. Every time I have got fit, I have walked into the team. That is the kind of confidence that the team management has in me," Jadhav said.

The pint-sized Maharashtra all-rounder said that the team management has already mentioned to him that he is their designated "finisher at No 6".

"It's more than one and half or two years that I have been batting at this number (No 6). I still remember in January, 2017 against England in India, I batted at No 6 only and got Man of the Series," he said.

"From thereon, the team management has been looking at me as a finisher. They have clearly told me that you will be batting at No 6 till the time you are there. So the management and team had been clear about everybody's role and everybody is clear about what is expected of individual players."

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