T20 World Cup 2024: Sunil Gavaskar hits back at critics questioning Ravindra Jadeja’s place ahead of IND vs ENG semifinal 2 game

Sunil Gavaskar, the former captain of the Indian cricket team, has stepped forward to staunchly defend Ravindra Jadeja amidst growing concerns over his performance in the ongoing ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2024.

Jadeja’s performance in the T20 World Cup 2024

Jadeja has been a consistent presence in India’s lineup throughout the ongoing ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2024. Despite his reputation as a premier all-rounder, the 35-year-old’s performances have not met expectations. His batting scores of 0, 7, and 9, along with a solitary wicket taken against Afghanistan, highlight his struggles. These modest contributions have raised concerns about his current form and effectiveness, suggesting a significant step-up is needed to justify his place in the team.

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Sunil Gavaskar defends Ravindra Jadeja

In response to queries about Jadeja’s recent form, Gavaskar has staunchly defended the experienced all-rounder. Gavaskar expressed unwavering confidence in Jadeja, emphasizing his vast experience and crucial contributions on the field. He stated that he is not at all concerned, pointing out Jadeja’s exceptional fielding, which has saved numerous runs, alongside his potential with both bat and ball. Gavaskar further criticized the critics and fans for their quick judgments, suggesting that their assessments lack perspective.

“I don’t think we should even think about questioning (Jadeja). The problem with India and Indian fans is, two bad games and you go ‘what to do with him, what to do with him?’ You know that is the worry. Nobody who asks these questions thinks about their own professions, whether they have made 2 errors and whether people are questioning their place in their own profession, whichever profession they are in. This is just simply a good topic for television, you don’t question Jadeja’s place in the playing XI. He’s a rock star,” Gavaskar was quoted as saying by the Hindustan Times

As the anticipation builds for India’s upcoming clash against England in the semifinal 2 at Providence Stadium in Guyana, all eyes will be on Jadeja. Expectations are high as India seek to advance further in the competition, with Jadeja potentially playing a pivotal role in their quest for T20 World Cup glory.

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