While Ashwin is leading the ‘Wicket Takers’ chart with 10 scalps, Jadeja’s half-century and the hundred plus stand with Rahane in the second Test formed the cornerstone of India’s eight-wicket win in Melbourne. Asked about the hallmark of Ashwin’s greatness, Rahane said: “He has good skills but is always looking to learn new things, and that makes him great.”
The captain couldn’t be happier with the Tamil Nadu tweaker’s success. “I hope that he continues for the next two Test matches and does the job for us,” said Rahane. While the skipper is impressed with Ashwin’s improvisation, he is mighty pleased with Jadeja’s Test match application, which adds the necessary balance to the India team.
“As a batsman, Jadeja has improved a lot and that is a massive point from a team’s perspective,” said Rahane. “When you know that your No.7 batsman can contribute, it becomes really easy to get a decent total. On the field, all of us have seen him take some brilliant catches. His addition in the team has helped us so much,” added Rahane in the presser.