India vs Sri Lanka – Shreyas Iyer batted well and I was enjoying the game: Ravindra Jadeja

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Hospice: The India all-rounder () said that he wanted to play the normal shot during his unbeaten knock of 45 runs in just 18 balls. Chasing a tough target of 184 runs, Shreyas Iyer scored an unbeaten 74. Jadeja said during the press conference, ‘The wicket was very good, the ball was coming well and I was just playing the ball. I wasn’t trying too hard and wanted to play normal cricket shots. Shreyas is batting really well and I was enjoying the game with him. With the win, India have taken a 2-0 lead in the T20I series with the third and final match to be played on Sunday. Jadeja’s health was not good for a long time. He has returned to the game after a long time. While coming back, he played an important role in helping the team win. He said, ‘I feel great now. I am sure that after recovering from the injury, I will not let the team down. Hopefully I will continue my game like this in the coming games as well. Jadeja also thanked captain Rohit Sharma for sending him to the crease to end the game. He said, ‘I want to thank Rohit because he believed in me and believed in me that I can score runs for my team. Hopefully, whenever I get a chance in future, I will try and give my best, play according to the situation and lead my team to victory. Jadeja was sent for the second time in a row at number five ahead of fast all-rounder Venkatesh Iyer. He said, ‘I am enjoying batting at number five. I can take my time and pace my innings according to the situation. I am enjoying my batting. I was watching the ball in time as the ball was coming well on the bat. The wicket was good, so Shreyas and I were looking to bat till the end. Jadeja praised batsman Sanju Samson’s quick innings of 39 runs in just 25 balls. He said, ‘Sanju played well, when you play after a long time and score runs, you are full of confidence. Hopefully he will play the same way in the upcoming games as well.

[Attribution to NBT]

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