Kedar Jadhav differentiates between playing for CSK and RCB
Jadhav has been with the Super Kings since the 2018 IPL.
Updated - Apr 17, 2020 5:32 pm
Kedar Jadhav, the veteran Indian batsman, has been playing in the Indian Premier League (IPL) since 2010. After making his debut for the Delhi Daredevils, now Capitals, the Maharashtra cricketer has flourished to some extent. Two of the sides for which he has played are the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) and the Chennai Super Kings (CSK), the three-time IPL champions.
From 2018 onwards, he has been with the Super Kings. He was a part of the CSK when the team won the title for the third time in 2018, though he could play only a single game. In 2017, Jadhav had his best IPL season for the Challengers, led by Virat Kohli. In 13 matches, the 35-year-old churned out 267 runs at a strike-rate of 143.54. But despite his best efforts, RCB released him.
Kedar Jadhav speaks on Insta live
Jadhav has now spoken about the difference between playing for the CSK and RCB. As per the middle-order batsman, he has got backing from Dhoni during his stint with the Super Kings.
“Major difference between playing for RCB in Bengaluru and for CSK in Chennai is the captain who backs you and gives you the opportunities and has the confidence and faith in you,” Jadhav was quoted as saying on Insta Live.
Last year, he didn’t have the best of campaigns in the IPL. In 14 matches, the right-hander could only muster 162 runs at an average of 18 with a solitary half-century to show for his efforts. Though he couldn’t score big, CSK didn’t lose faith in him and retained him for the 2020 season.
Jadhav has also been a key member for the Indian cricket team in the ODI format after making his debut way back in 2014 against Sri Lanka. He played in the 2019 edition of the World Cup where the Men in Blue bowed out after their semi-final loss at the hands of New Zealand.
His previous international assignment game was during India’s away ODI series versus the Black Caps. In 73 ODIs and nine T20Is for the national team, Jadhav has 1,389 and 122 runs respectively. Of late, due to his inconsistent shows, fans have also questioned his place in the team.