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Ravindra Jadeja never takes pressure on the field, says Kapil Dev

Statesman News Service | Bengaluru |

Legendary cricketer Kapil Dev said that he likes Ravindra Jadeja the most because the 33-year-old all-rounder does not come under pressure in any circumstances.

The captain of the 1983 World Cup-winning team added that the left-handed batter’s specialty is he enjoys every aspect of cricket and that could be the reason for his success.

“I love Ravindra Jadeja’s game among the new cricketers because he plays without pressure. He enjoys cricket. That’s why he is good at bowling as well as batting. He also does a great job in fielding. I believe that nothing can be done properly under pressure. If you take pressure in the field of cricket, then your performance will be bad,” said Kapil Dev while inaugurating North India’s first fully active joint replacement Robot at Sarvodaya Hospital in Faridabad.

On March 9, Jadeja became the top-ranked all-rounder in the latest ICC Test rankings. Jadeja’s Player of the Match performance, where he made a career-best, unbeaten 175 with the bat and had a match haul of 9/87 in India’s win by an innings and 222 runs against Sri Lanka in Mohali Test was enough to catapult him to the pole position.

Asked which cricket stadium is very close to his heart, the Haryana Hurricane said that he loves Chennai’s M.A Chidambaram Stadium the most because he has never failed there. In 11 Tests that he played at Chepauk, he scored 707 runs with two brilliant centuries and scalped 40 wickets.

“I can proudly say that Chepauk is one of the grounds where I never failed,” said Kapil who played 131 Tests said.

(With IANS inputs)