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Sourav Ganguly puts Jadeja ahead of Ashwin

Dada rates Jadeja’s performance better than Ashwin’s in the ongoing Border-Gavaskar Trophy

By Rashmi Nanda -


Former Indian captain Sourav Ganguly has rated left-arm spinner Ravindra Jadeja’s performance better than spin king Ravi Ashwin’s performance in the ongoing Border-Gavaskar Trophy 2017.

In Indian cricket history, Jadeja became the third bowler to climb up the ICC Test Rankings for Test bowlers. Speaking to India Today, Ganguly said about Jadeja, “If you look at this series and the series against England, he has just started to come out of the shadow of Ashwin. Ashwin has 250 Test wickets, ahead of everyone, and is the fastest to reach that mark, but Jadeja in this series has taken the responsibility. In this series he has gone ahead of Ashwin as far as taking responsibility is concerned.”

Despite being terrific form in the last 6 months, Ganguly believes that Jadeja can still improve by using his experience.

Dada concluded, “He has played a lot of Test cricket now and hopefully he can use that experience to get better. It is bound to happen when you have been around for 4-5 years and you know you are going to play Test matches. Jadeja has been backed by MS Dhoni, he has been backed by selectors and has been backed by Virat Kohli so he has everything going for him.”