New Delhi: Royal Challengers Bangalore’s performance in IPL 2023 has been fluctuating so far. The batting of the team especially has failed to show the game to its full potential. Apart from Virat Kohli, Faf Duplesey and Glenn Maxwell, no other batsman has been able to make a significant contribution. Now it seems that such a player has come near Bangalore, who can solve their problem. A player who was doing commentary in the tournament just a few days ago. Name is- Kedar Jadhav.
Former Team India batsman Kedar Jadhav was recently signed by Bangalore in place of injured bowler David Willey. The decision to replace England’s left-arm pacer with a batsman in the form of Jadhav was a bit shocking but it made Bangalore’s intentions clear. The team wants to strengthen its batting, in which no one other than 3 batsmen has been able to contribute.
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A call back from commentary
Kedar Jadhav did not get a chance in the match against Lucknow Super Giants but he can be seen playing in the next match against Delhi Capitals. Kedar Jadhav is also ready for this. Bangalore has posted an interview of Kedar Jadhav on his Twitter account, in which the veteran batsman told that he got the first call from Bangalore head coach Sanjay Bangar.
Hes back and raring to go! 💪
Averaged 92.5 in the recent Ranji Trophy season, hes been practicing, hes fit to play and ready to contribute when opportunity knocks his door. Welcome back, Kedar Jadhav! 👊#PlayBold #OurRCB #IPL2023 @JadhavKedar pic.twitter.com/SBiJ6zxDMq
— Royal Challengers Bangalore (@RCBTweets) May 4, 2023
During this, Jadhav was doing Marathi commentary in IPL, when he got this call. Jadhav also told about the conversation he had with Bangar. When the Bangalore coach asked Jadhav about his batting practice and fitness, the Maharashtra batsman told that he practices twice a week and also spends full time in the gym in his hotel.
Kedar Jadhav in good form
Bangalore’s association is not new for 38-year-old batsman Kedar Jadhav. Earlier also he was a part of this team and played 17 matches for them. At the same time, he was also in good rhythm in the recent domestic cricket season. Playing for Maharashtra, Jadhav scored 555 runs in 6 innings in 4 matches in the Ranji Trophy season, including a double century and a century. His average was 92 during this period. Bangalore will hope that he can repeat this performance when he comes to the playing XI.
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