There is only one Indian bowler, Ravindra Jadeja, who came up with a lion-hearted effort to restrict the Australian batsmen and if India is still in the third Test then because of the left-arm spinner’s effort.
Indian left-arm spinner, who bowled more than one-third of India’s total overs and claimed 5-124 as well became the leading wicket-taker in the four-match Test series. Jadeja is level on points with Ashwin at the top of the International Cricket Council rankings for Test bowlers.
After the second day’s play, Indian pacer Umesh Yadav said about his team-mate, “Jaddu is going through the best phase of his career. I think Jaddu is the kind of bowler whose bowling style suits all kind of wickets. The kind of variation he has, he never moves away and bowls tirelessly at the same spot. If he gets the tiniest of rough, he knows where to pitch it. He is getting the reward for his accuracy.”
Australian all-rounder Glenn Maxwell also heaped praise on Jadeja for his brilliant effort with the ball at the Ranchi track, which has not offered prodigious turn or uneven bounce yet. Glenn, who scored his maiden Test century on Friday, said about Indian all-rounder, “He was hitting a consistent spot where, if it skidded on straight it was hitting the stumps, and if it spun you were a chance to nick it. It was just an awkward length. It took him a while to find that length against us. We were able to find singles and manipulate the field a bit yesterday afternoon but today he was pretty accurate.”
Former Australia captain Michael Clarke also praised Jadeja on Twitter, “Once again 5 wickets for Jadeja. On a wicket that hasn't had much spin or bounce in this first innings he has been a class above.”