Team India all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja scored an unbeaten 175 in the first innings of the opening Test against Sri Lanka. Jadeja faced 228 balls and struck 17 boundaries and three sixes during the marathon knock. The left-handed batter has scored two triple hundreds in domestic cricket.

When he was asked about the secret behind his daddy hundreds, the southpaw said – “I like to assess the wicket first before going for my shots. I used to bat at No.4 for Saurashtra and I got opportunities to play big knocks as I knew that 3-4 batters were behind me. I used to get enough time to read the wicket properly and play my shots,” he said.

“But I am batting at No.7 over here but I still have Rishabh Pant, R Ashwin and Mohammed Shami to build partnerships. It feels good as a batsman. I take my time and then go for my shots. That helps me in my batting. I try to keep myself as relaxed as possible.”

He shared three 100+ partnerships with Pant, Ashwin and Shami. He also broke Kapil Dev’s (163) long-standing record for the highest score by an Indian coming to bat at No. 7 or below in red-ball cricket.

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