Arnav Chopra ∙ Feb 9 2023, 2:00 PM

Ravindra Jadeja reflects on his stupendous return to International cricket

image-ldx2tih8Ravindra Jadeja (Source: AP Newsroom)

It was a day to remember for India's perennial all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja cleaned up the visiting Australian side with his clever deliveries that too on his return to international cricket after Asia Cup. 

The left-armer grabbed figures of 5/47 which helped the home side to clean up the Aussies for just 177.

Jadeja after the first days' play revealed that it was hard for him to make a comeback straightway as before he was involved in just one first class game against Tamil Nadu. 

Further, the 34-year-old mentioned that he main idea was to target the stumps with some balls spinning and others staying straight.

"The way I was bowling, I was enjoying. Playing Test cricket after five months you know, it is hard. I played First Class game after some time. I bowled 45 overs there and it helped me to come here and bowl. I looked to bowl into the stumps,

"I was looking to target the stumps. One ball was spinning and the odd ball was going straight. Yeah, always I give credit to the ball but the interesting thing is whatever you take to be happy with that,"

The Baroda cricketer added that he was practising quite hard to ensure he is match fit and is in proper rhythm before the game.

"I was bowling 10-12 hours everyday and that helped me a lot. I was working on my rhythm because I knew that I have to play Test match and I have to bowl long spells."

Day two will resume with India at 77/1 while trailing by 100 runs with skipper Rohit Sharma and Ravichandran Ashwin still at the crease.