Dhoni helps players like us to bat comfortably in the middle: Kedar
Indian all-rounder Kedar Jadhav is content that there is a healthy competition going on for the all-rounder slot ahead of the 2019 World Cup.
After the suspension of Hardik Pandya and KL Rahul, doors became wide open for Kedar and Vinay Shankar to have their opportunities.
However, CoA has lifted the suspension of the Indian duo and the team have asked Hardik to join the squad in New Zealand. It is needless to say there will be a tough competition between Kedar and Hardik for a place in the World Cup team.
“It is a good thing for any team that more guys are competing for one spot. So every time any guy gets an opportunity, he will know that he needs to perform. “It’s not about what I think about my selection. Whether I accept it or not, it’s not in my hands,” he said.
Jadhav scored an unbeaten 22 off 10 balls and also took a wicket in India’s comfortable victory against New Zealand in the second ODI.
The all-rounder also said that this is a very critical situation at the moment and to a get a place in the side, the players have to be at the top of his game.
“It is the selector’s call and the best 15 will go. Everybody is trying to put their best foot forward and when you play for India, there is bound to be competition and you have to be at the top of your game.”
Meanwhile, Jadhav also praised his former skipper MS Dhoni and insisted that he makes players like him bat comfortably in the middle.
“It helps when especially if Mahi bhai is there till the last ball. All his experience and the power in his game, it helps players like us to just work around him and he takes most of the strike and scores most of the runs,” he concluded.