Reports of Ravindra Jadeja planning to retire from red-ball cricket have been doing the rounds for some time.

While Ravindra Jadeja has been impressive with his bat in the ongoing Test series between England and India, he has failed as a bowler. Despite his ordinary bowling, he continues to be among the best all-rounders in the world following his exceptional run in the last few seasons of international cricket.

Former India player VVS Laxman feels Jadeja is the third-best all-rounder in the world after Ben Stokes and Jason Holder.

Laxman stated that Jadeja has added new dimensions to his game to achieve success across formats.

“I think for me, it’s Ben Stokes who is the No. 1 Test all-rounder in the world, No. 2 will be Jason Holder and Ravindra Jadeja will be No. 3 after those two. The way he batted in this Test match shows that he’s got a lot of change in his temperament, in his mindset.” Laxman said on the ESPNcricinfo.

After scoring a half-century in the first Test match against England, Jadeja accumulated 40 runs in the second Test as well.

“I think he is showing and displaying a lot more temperament to be successful in trying conditions against quality fast bowlers. But for me, a great all-rounder is one who straightaway walks into the Playing XI, either as a batsman or a bowler. Now, Jadeja doesn’t do that.”

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