I am one of the best fielders in the world, but I don’t take anything for granted: Ravindra Jadeja

I am one of the best fielders in the world, but I don’t take anything for granted: Ravindra Jadeja

Jadeja has been one of team India’s mainstays in the last few years across all formats.

Ravindra Jadeja Celebration
Ravindra Jadeja Celebration. (Photo Source: IPL/BCCI)

Ever since Virat Kohli has assumed the role of India’s captain, the team has witnessed a massive shift in the culture of fitness. At no point in the past were the standards of Indian team’s fitness so high, with the skipper even clarifying multiple times how the team management would not compromise on the same.

A supremely fit athlete himself, Kohli has led the team by example and unsurprisingly, the Indian team is currently a bunch of some of the finest fielders in world cricket. It is hard to not think of a certain Ravindra Jadeja whenever fitness or fielding is the central point of discussion.

Jadeja, who is a part of India’s squad for the ongoing five-match Test series against England, recently confessed being “one of the best fielders in the world”, while he also credited his captain for being enthusiastic and proactive in raising the standards of the team.

I keep working on my game and my fitness: Ravindra Jadeja

“Yes, I am one of the best fielders in the world. But I don’t take anything for granted, I keep working on my game and my fitness. I do a lot of shoulder exercises and running for that, for instance. That’s how I maintain my fitness, which helps me on the field,” Jadeja told TimesofIndia.com.

“Virat definitely has been very enthusiastic, proactive, and fit. He believes a lot in fitness as well, so everyone has to raise their fitness standards. Everyone in the team has been working on their fitness, that’s why you can see the difference in the field now,” the 32-year-old said.

Jadeja has been one of team India’s mainstays in the last few years across all formats. He missed out some limited-overs game against Australia owing to a concussion, and later the entire home series against England due to injury, however, he made a roaring comeback in the 14th edition of the Indian Premier League, where his team Chennai Super Kings had a sensational run after a forgettable 2020 edition. Against England in the series-opener at Trent Bridge, he played a crucial 56-run knock, but the match ended in draw due to rain on the final day.