New Delhi: Indian cricket team's coach Anil Kumble is mighty impressed with Ravindra Jadeja's success with the bat in the ongoing Test series against England. Jadeja, who has three triple centuries in domestic cricket to his name, scored a career best 90 at Mohali against Alastair Cook and his men.
Not only Jadeja, but at a time when the likes of Murali Vijay and Ajinkya Rahane are struggling to find their rhythm, the lower order has contributed heavily for Virat Kohli.
Heaping praise on Jadeja, R Ashwin and rising spinner Jayant Yadav, Kumble said, "I was really pleased with the three spinners when they each contributed with a fifty when we were under pressure at 150 for five. Scoring 400 from that position was pleasing. I was really pleased for (Ravindra) Jadeja as well because he's someone who is really capable of scoring big runs.
"He (Jadeja) has showed that in domestic cricket. For him to get to 90 for the first time (in Mohali), will give him the confidence to do it again. Jayant (Yadav) - if you look at him you don't really think he is playing in only his second Test match (at Mohali). Ashwin has led the way of helping the lower order realize their potential," the coach explained.
Kumble also praised the astute captaincy by Virat Kohli with his immaculate field placings.
"It is a tribute to our bowling attack and field placements Virat has set as captain. And also bowl in partnerships according to the field. In the last few Test matches, all bowlers have had significant roles, either in getting just that one break-through or picking up a fifer. (Ravichandran) Ashwin did that.
India are currently leading the five-match series 2-0. The fourth Test is scheduled to be played at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai from December 8.