With a 29-ball fifty for Delhi Daredevils on his Indian Premier League (IPL) debut in 2014, Kedar Jadhav made his identity as an attacking middle-order batsman. Honing his skills further, he played a lot of domestic cricket to earn a tag of a utility batsman in the twenty-over format. However, it is his newly learned skill of off-spin that assured him a concrete place in the Indian national cricket team. With his low bounce, the Maharashtra off-spinner has given Team India a breakthrough a lot many times. He played his first ODI match against Sri Lanka at Ranchi on November 16, 2014. Though Jadhav had to toil hard to make his debut in the Twenty20 International cricket. It came in July, 2015, during India’s tour of Zimbabwe. Jadhav couldn’t impress much on his debuts but an IPL stint with India captain Virat Kohli in the camp of Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) helped him get the best out of his skills.read more
It was a Jadhav-Shaikh show as the duo took a listless Chhattisgarh attack to the cleaners.
Dhoni gives under-fire Kedar Jadhav another opportunity to redeem himself as he replaces Piyush Chawla in the playing XI with CSK taking on Delhi Capitals in another crucial game.
In 19 chases for CSK that Kedar has been part of in the last four seasons, he has scored at less than run a ball with an average of just 21.9. Moreover, in this season, Kedar has managed only 58 runs off 59 balls without hitting a single six.
In the emotional letter, Jadhav shed light on some emotional instances he shared with Dhoni.
A big fan of Salman, Jadhav was in a fix when asked to pick between the actor and Dhoni.
Talking about his bowling, that had fetched him 27 wickets in 40 ODIs, in an Instagram live chat with Chennai Super Kings, Kedar said how he had got coach Anil Kumble to approve of his action and how Dhoni had backed him.
But in recent times Jadhav has been the most under-utilised cricketer, which has led to varied opinions as to whether he is an ideal fit in India's ODI team combination despite averaging 42 plus in 69 games.
India B, led by Parthiv Patel, lifted the Deodhar Trophy after Kedar Jadhav and Shahbaz Nadeem performed impressively in the final against India C.
Dhoni was sporting a black bandana with his trademark salt-and-pepper stubble holding the golf club in his hand posing for a photo with Kedar and two others.
The policy from the time when Mahendra Singh Dhoni took over as captain has been to prepare teams at least two years in advance for ODIs and maybe around 18 months for T20s.
India's intent against England was questioned after MS Dhoni and Kedar Jadhav played out the last five overs quietly when they needed 71 runs off 31 balls at Edgbaston on Sunday.
MS Dhoni's approach against England in the last 5 overs was heavily criticised as India lost to England by 31 runs at Edgbaston.
MS Dhoni and Kedar Jadhav faced 31 balls and played out 7 dots, ran 20 singles and hit only one maximum and three boundaries.
MS Dhoni and Kedar Jadhav's approach towards the end of the game left everyone stunned in India's chase of 338 against England.
Dhoni (24 off 36 balls) and Jadhav (31 off 48) added 57 runs off 84 balls for the fifth wicket, thus slowing down the proceedings considerably in the middle overs.
Kedar Jadhav scored a half-century in struggling conditions against Afghanistan, but admitted that it is sometimes frustrating for him to wait for his turn to bat.
There was a spell of rain on Monday and forecast of cloudy weather and shower on Wednesday in Southampton and that has been confusing the team management about which all-rounder to go with against South Africa.
Team India all-rounder Kedar Jadhav was seen batting and bowling in the nets, giving the Virat Kohli led side a huge boost ahead of their opening clash against South Africa on June 5.
India will take on Bangladesh in their second and final warm-up game for the World Cup on Tuesday. Kedar Jadhav and Vijay Shankar face race against time to gain fitness for the tournament.
In the journey from London to Cardiff, Indian opener Rohit Sharma made a special video of his chit-chat session with teammates Kedar Jadhav and Ravindra Jadeja shared it on his Instagram account.