India's middle-order batsman Kedar Jadhav conceded that the knock he played against England in the first one-day international (ODI) was just another challenging day to him. He said, "The match against England was just another challenging day to me and I played with positive intent."
Jadhav smashed the England bowlers all over the park on Sunday as he scored 120 runs of just 76-balls to seal the win for team India. The hosts had won the match by 3 wickets with 11 balls to spare and took 1-0 lead in the three-match ODI series.
Jadhav and Indian skipper Virat Kohli (122) built a fabulous 200-run partnership. While addressing the media after the match, Kedar said, "My phone is silent, (I am) getting a lot of calls. Now my close friends might think that he is acting like a big star. The wicket was definitely easy for batting. As we were at 63/4 they (England) were obviously attacking, so that meant there were more gaps to play shots as fielders were placed at catching positions. This ensured there were lesser players near the boundary so it helped me play attacking cricket."
Jadhav concluded by talking about his natural game, he said, "My natural game is to try and dominate whenever I bat and to take on the bowlers, so I played with the same intent on that day as well."
India and England will again lock horns in the second ODI at Cuttack on Thursday (January 19).