Chennai (Tamil Nadu) : Following his side’s 27-run win over Delhi Capitals (DC) in their Indian Premier League (IPL) match, Chennai Super Kings (CSK) all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja jokingly remarked that he keeps hearing people chanting skipper MS Dhoni name and when he bats up the order, crowds wait for him to get out so that they can get to see the legendary wicketkeeper bat.
MS Dhoni and Ravindra Jadeja’s blistering knocks followed by Matheesha Pathirana’s three-wicket haul helped Chennai Super Kings (CSK) clinch a 27-run victory over Delhi Capitals (DC) in their Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023 match here at the MA Chidambaram Stadium on Wednesday.
‘As a spinner, feels good when the ball is turning and holding. We practise here, we know what is the ideal length and pace. The visiting team needs time to adapt. We are taking advantage of the home conditions. Everyone is doing their job. We are doing a good job collectively. (On batting higher) I keep hearing Mahi bhai’s chants. If I bat higher, then the crowd will wait for me to get out. As long as the team wins, I am happy,’ said Jadeja in a post-match presentation.
In 12 matches and eight innings, the all-rounder has scored 113 runs at an average of 18.83 and a strike rate of 141.25. His best score is 25*.
In 12 matches, he has also taken 16 wickets at an average of 19.18 and an economy rate of 7.13. His best bowling figures are 3/20. He has won three ‘Man of the Match’ awards in IPL 2023 so far.