Indian all-rounder Kedar Jadhav who has been out of the team due to injury has finally disclosed the reason behind his absurd bowling action.
Kedar Jadhav has been out of competitive cricket for a while now but expects to come back in two to three weeks. He had been ruled out of the IPL due to hamstring injury in the first match of the league. He underwent a surgery in Melbourne recently and has been recovering quickly.
Jadhav is a pretty handy bowler and the team is missing his services both with the bat and ball. Talking about his bowling action, he says, “I certainly haven’t been bowling it all along. But I like creativity so when I was bowling, I realised off-spinners are usual. Anyone who does not know to bowl will bowl off-spin. That’s when I tried a few new things like the side arm ball and it worked. I tried it in the match and it got me wickets so stuck with it.”
Jadhav is recovering well through rehab and is disappointed to miss the England tour.
“I am recovering faster than expectation, so I am happy. it was a recurrent injury. Almost the third time, the same muscle was injured. I got injured first in December against Sri Lanka in Dharamshala, then in South Africa in the third ODI and then again in IPL.
“So when it (the injury) happens again and again, you have to find a confirm solution. The physios and doctors in India then decided that surgery will give me better option to play for longer duration,” Jadhav hoped.
Jadhav is a very under rated bowler. His unique action makes him very difficult to pick. Batsmen often fail to read the length and are found wanting.