I enjoy ‘keeping for DD: Kedar Jadhav

Relishes his role with the Delhi Daredevils

By Harsh Kalan
Raipur 30 April 2013
A rejuvenated Delhi Daredevils outfit will be looking to make it 2-0 at their new home in Raipur when they take on the Kolkata Knight Riders on Wednesday. During their game against the Pune Warriors India on Sunday, the entire team operated like a well-oiled machine and contributed towards their 15-run win.

One of these crucial contributions that night came from the blade of Kedar Jadhav, who has also taken on the responsibility of ‘keeping wicket for his team.

“This is the first time I’m ‘keeping at a high level, but I do ‘keep at the club level. I always enjoy it,” said Jadhav. “Whenever I get a chance, I try to ‘keep wicket, even during practice. It is one thing I am used to.”

Apart from his glove work, the Maharashtra batter has also been playing a key role in the middle order for the Daredevils. He attributes a good preceding domestic season to his productive run in IPL 2013.

“I have been playing well throughout the domestic season, so my confidence level is good. And I have belief in my ability, in that if I stay till the end, I can score more runs. This is because my batting style is attacking,” Jadhav said.

The 28-year-old was also all praises about the brand new IPL venue at Raipur.

“The wicket here is quite good, because we made 164 in the last match,” said Jadhav. “There is good bounce in it, the ground is also superb and the facilities are also great.”

The Daredevils will, therefore, be hoping for another good outing at their new home ground when they meet a KKR side that has been battling indifferent form of late.

Jadhav, meanwhile, is focusing on his role in the middle order, where he has had a fair bit of success. “Obviously, I like the role that I’m playing right now. I am enjoying batting in the death overs, since it is a different challenge,” Jadhav said.
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