Ravindra Jadeja mulling over quitting Test cricket to prolong his white-ball career
If reports are to be believed, star India all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja is considering retirement from Test cricket to prolong his white-ball career. Jadeja has been an integral part of team India in all formats. The all-rounder has improved leaps and bound in the last few years and has emerged as one of the best all-rounders of the modern era. In fact, at times he has kept Ravichandran Ashwin out of the test team and played as a specialist spinner.
His batting has improved significantly which has allowed India to go in with five bowlers. Jadeja was ruled out of the final test against New Zealand after picking up a forearm injury. He is also not part of the South Africa Test series.
A teammate of Jadeja told Dainik Jagran that Jadeja is mulling over giving up Test cricket to extend his white-ball career. The all-rounder has represented India in 57 Tests, scoring 2195 runs at an average of 33.76, including a hundred. Jadeja has also accounted for 232 wickets at an average of less than 25.
Barring Jadeja, India will be without the services of Rohit Sharma, who has been ruled out of the Test series owing to an injury. If Jadeja do decide to hang his boots in Test cricket, it will be a big blow to India as the all-rounder adds a lot of balance to the side. Other all-round option, Hardik Pandya is also struggling with a back injury and there are doubts if he would ever bowl again. The series gets underway on December 26 in Centurion.