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Mahendra Singh Dhoni has hailed Ravindra Jadeja for his brilliant knock in the second ODI against England which was played at Nehru Stadium, Kochi.

Jadeja batted superbly in the death overs and scored 61 run of just 37 balls with the help of 8 fours and 2 sixes. After playing a blistering knock, Jadeja did a fine job with the ball as well. He bowled 7 overs and gave away only 12 runs.  He took a couple of wickets as well. Jadeja’s effort helped India in securing an easy victory over England. India won the match easily by 127 runs.

When asked about Jadeja’s performance, Dhoni said, “It was a fine knock. His shot selection was superb today and that was nice to see. More often than not, he gets out playing bad shots. But, today, he played with a calm head.”

“He bats at no. 7 which is vital position. It is important for him to score runs consistently.  His performance with the ball has been fine, but, he hasn’t managed to perform consistently with the bat. So, it’s good that he played a decent knock today. Hopefully, his form would remain good in the remaining matches of the series as well.”

When asked about the pitch, Dhoni said, “It was a perfect test match wicket. There was something in it for everyone. There was a bit of seam movement and the odd ball was turning as well. But, the batsmen could also score runs on that pitch after getting their eye in.”

“In the first 10 overs, the fast bowlers were swinging the ball and it was not easy for the openers to negotiate them. We could easily have lost 3-4 wickets during that period, but, Kohli and Yuvraj batted well and provided a good platform to the upcoming batsmen.”