It's 'tough' to dismiss Virat and Rohit when they are set: Ravindra Jadeja

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Oct 22, 2018, 09.43 AM(IST)

A file photo of Ravindra Jadeja. Photograph:( Reuters )

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'If they are set, it's tough to get them out,' said Jadeja.

All-rounder Ravindra Jadeja praised Indian skipper Virat Kohli and opener Rohit Sharma while addressing the media after India's comfortable eight-wicket win against West Indies in the first one-day match on Sunday.

Jadeja went gaga over both the batsmen who shared a massive 246-run partnership for the second wicket.

The left-arm spinner said that is very difficult to dismiss Virat and Rohit when they are batting in full flow.

"If they are set, it's tough to get them out. They can hit groundstrokes and in the air with equal ease. It becomes tough against such batters," said Jadeja.

"They played proper cricketing shots. They did not take any chances, they were just playing according the situation."

Virat completed his 36th ODI century and broke cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar's record by becoming the faster cricketer to score 60 international hundreds.

Rohit too played magnificently and slammed an unbeaten ton to inspire India towards victory.

"Wicket was also very good to bat on. It was not spinning or swinging much. The ball was coming nicely to bat. It was an ideal condition for the batsmen," Jadeja added.

"After they scored 320-plus, we did not know how it will behave in the second half. But after the start we got following (Shikhar) Dhawan's wicket we thought we could chase it down. Overall it stayed true through out the game," he said. 

Jadeja said India decided against fielding three spinners because of the uncertainty factor of the wicket.
"We didn't know how the wicket would behave, this being the first ODI here. We thought three seamers will help to contain the batsmen in the powerplay," he said.