India battled a much settling victory against Afghanistan in Southampton on Saturday. However, the middle order of the team wasn’t able to gather much of runs for the team which crumpled at a score of 224 runs for eight. However, the match ended with Afghanistan losing by 11 runs, which was a close call for the Indian team as well. however, the Indian batting all-rounder, Kedhar Jadhav finds it very difficult to wait for his turn to bat since he is placed with the middle over of the team. He further said that he has no option to show his utility in the limited tine that he gets out to be a top batter in the top order of the team.
Our top order has been very good since last four years
Jadhav on the other hand, didn’t get to bat against South Africa, Australia, while he only played eight balls against Pakistan. He said that it is challenge for him to play in the short span of time and register his presence in the World Cup. “The most difficult part is to wait for your turn, and it’s like you get to bat so many deliveries, may be once in a tournament. It has been like this from the time I started playing for India and our top order has been very good since last four years,” said Jadhav.
To be able to score runs and get what your team needs, you need to give yourself time
Afghanistan on the other hand was one game that got Jadhav to play 68 balls and spend 88 minutes at the crease. “It’s very less time that I get to spend in the middle when everything is going well. Today, it was a conscious effort to get some balls for me also. So that’s why I was sent to bat at No 6,” says Jadhav.
There was enough time to build a great innings on Saturday and Jadhav on the other hand is happy that he could utilise it for his fullest. “To be able to score runs and get what your team needs, you need to give yourself time because then you cannot ask again. So it was important to use those many balls to get set and then you choose your bowlers and choose your areas,” says Jadhav.