Team India all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja faced 228 balls and struck 17 boundaries and three sixes during the marathon knock in the first innings of the opening test against Sri-Lanka.
The left-handed batter has this to say about his daddy’s hundreds, the southpaw said – “I like to assess the wicket first before going for my shots. I used to bat at No.4 for Saurashtra and I got opportunities to play big knocks as I knew that 3-4 batters were behind me. I used to get enough time to read the wicket properly and play my shots,” he said.
“But I am batting at No.7 over here but I still have Rishabh Pant, R Ashwin and Mohammed Shami to build partnerships. It feels good as a batsman. I take my time and then go for my shots. That helps me in my batting. I try to keep myself as relaxed as possible.”He broke Kapil Dev’s (163) long-standing record for the highest score by an Indian coming to bat at No. 7 or below in red-ball cricket.