Kedar Jadhav’s innings was one of the best calculative knocks I have seen said the Indian skipper Virat Kohli about yesterday match India vs England ODI, which was held in Pune.
This was one of the best partnership between Virat and Kedar.
India lost 4 wickets in only 63 runs, said Virat Kohli after he and Kedar Jadhav’s 200-run partnership from 147 balls sealed a thrilling Indian win over England.
He (Kedar) knew how he wanted to bat on this pitch. I think it was outstanding, just to have another guy that was willing to believe we can win from any situation was such a boost for me as well.
Virat added, "I'm glad I was out there with him, to keep pushing him,” added Kohli, who scored 122 off 105 balls and put up a 200-run partnership in 147 balls with Kedar, who slammed 120 off 76 balls.
While Virat lived up to his reputation of a master chaser, Kedar’s second ODI ton also played a pivotal part in India’s three-wicket win over the Eoin Morgan-led side.
About the same Kohli said, “I would give the entire team the credit. You can’t win it with one man. If you want to give credit to one man, that would be Kedar Jadhav”.
India will now have only two more ODIs before the team heads for Champions Trophy 2017 in England in June.
When asked what impact the win in the first ODI will have on the series, Kohli said: “That’s exactly what we spoke about. We don’t have the time to get a feel of the series and see how the first game goes. We have to be on top from the game one. The way the whole team responded. We were put under pressure, but the way we came out, I think it just builds our confidence going into the next game and then the next and then the big tournament that's coming up in England. The more the team believes in itself and comes back from these kind of situations, it's a very good space to be in.”