Jadeja has taken the series by a storm, with both bat and ball. Starting with a five-wicket haul and a half-century in Nagpur, Jadeja continues to rattle the Australians, especially with his spin. In his absence, Axar was on a roll with the ball.
With that as the premise, Axar jokingly remarked during his conversation with Jadeja on a BCCI video: “Sir, meri toh bolwing aa nahi rahi (I am not getting a chance to bowl).”
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The Indian board uploaded the video after India’s win in Delhi.
Continuing the healthy banter, Jadeja, who leads the wicket-taking charts in the series with 17 wickets so far, asked Axar: By the way, even I have a question for you. You haven’t got the opportunity to bowl much in the last two Tests. That’s fine, but when you walk out to bat, you don’t look like getting out. It’s almost as if you are batting on another surface altogether. What’s that about?
On a serious note, though, Axar has taken his batting to another level while his chances to take wickets has diminished with Jadeja and R Ashwin sweeping the Aussie batting line-up in the ongoing Border Gavaskar Trophy.
In the opening Test in Nagpur, Axar scored his Test-best 84 in India’s first innings, while adding 88 runs for the eighth wicket with Jadeja, who made 70.
In the second Test in Delhi, with India in trouble at 139 for 7, Axar scored 74 and added valuable 114 runs with Ashwin, who scored 37 in the stand that brought India back into the game.
The third Test of the four-match series will be played from March 1 in Nagpur. By winning the first two Tests, India have already retained the Border-Gavaskar Trophy.