Mohali, Nov 29: Ravindra Jadeja was a "very happy" man today (November 29) at the IS Bindra Stadium. The Indian all-rounder collected the Man-of-the-match award in the 3rd Test against England as the hosts won by 8 wickets.
The left-handed Jadeja hit a career-best 90 in the 1st innings and picked up 4 wickets. India took a 2-0 lead in the five-match rubber. Chasing 103, India cruised to victory for the loss of 2 wickets on the 4th day on Tuesday.
After collecting his Man-of-the-match award, Jadeja was asked about his big shot which brought about his downfall at the score of 90. He said he would be careful next time if he reaches 90 in a Test match.
"I took the risk against the legspinner (Adil Rashid). Unfortunately the ball came off slowly, and did not hit the middle (of the bat). Next time if I reach 90, I will be careful and play normal shots (to reach a century)," Jadeja said.
Jadeja, on 90, went for a big shot off Rashid and was caught by Chris Woakes at long-on. Thanks to his knock, India took a crucial 134-run lead.
Talking about his performance, he said, "I am very happy with my performance, especially with the bat. Was just looking to bat as long as I can."
The 4th Test starts in Mumbai on December 8.