IPL 2023: 'I couldn't be more happy, he is a gun player', CSK coach hails Jadeja for match-winning performance

by IANS |

Ahmedabad, May 30 (IANS) Chennai Super Kings (CSK) coach Stephen Fleming has showered praise on Ravindra Jadeja for his match-winning performance, saying the all-rounder is a gun player and he delivered for the team in the final.

Jadeja, whose contribution with the bat was a mixed one this year, proved to be the hero for CSK in the all-important IPL final against Gujarat Titans (GT) , here on Monday.

In a nail-biting encounter affected by rain, Jadeja displayed remarkable composure by smashing a six and four, successfully scoring the required 10 runs from the last two balls as the Chennai-based side chased down the revised target of 171 runs in just 15 overs to clinch secure their fifth IPL title.

During the post-match press conference, Fleming expressed admiration for the 34-year-old's outstanding performance and emphasized his significant contribution as a bowler to the team.

Jadeja has had a terrific season for CSK with the ball as he picked up 20 wickets in 16 games this year.

"It was a pretty good one today. It's probably been a difficult 18 months where the captaincy was difficult. The injury was difficult. It took a bit of time for him to be out of the game and come reinvigorated in the Test game and then reintegrate into CSK. He plays a great role with the ball. But we have so much firepower, that sometimes we use him lower down the order. But something had to give."

Regarding Jadeja's batting, Fleming praised skipper MS Dhoni for his supportive and proactive approach in promoting Jadeja up the batting order.

"MS has been really supportive and proactive in getting him up there and today he repaid that faith. The six, in particular, off a ball that was very close to perfect was defining, and then a good left-hander straight drive through fine leg was a great way to finish it."

"I couldn't be more happy for him. Yeah, there has been some frustration at times, but he is a gun player. No.1 ranked player and today he delivered," he said.

Latest News
NATO must be quantum ready: Stoltenberg Sat, Sep 30, 2023, 02:01 PM
Murder accused dies under mysterious circumstances in Bihar Sat, Sep 30, 2023, 01:45 PM
Lingayats are distraught under Siddaramaiah, says veteran Cong MLA Sat, Sep 30, 2023, 01:36 PM
India raises issue of stopping envoy at Scotland gurdwara with UK Foreign Office, police Sat, Sep 30, 2023, 01:25 PM
100 top robotic surgeons from 14 nations to deliberate on evidence-based procedures Sat, Sep 30, 2023, 01:12 PM
Childhood mental health may affect quality of life in teenage: Study Sat, Sep 30, 2023, 01:11 PM
Pichai's Prediction: AI to write Google's next 25 years, lift people's lives Sat, Sep 30, 2023, 01:08 PM
Indian American judge to decide whether Google@25 will be same at 26 Sat, Sep 30, 2023, 01:07 PM
World Cup 2023 warm-up: Bangladesh chase Sri Lanka target Sat, Sep 30, 2023, 01:05 PM
Since its entry in 2004, Google has driven pace of tech change in India Sat, Sep 30, 2023, 01:05 PM
Telangana CM congratulates Esha Singh on winning two more silver medals Sat, Sep 30, 2023, 01:04 PM
Higher windfall tax on crude oil kicks in as prices soar to $95 a barrel Sat, Sep 30, 2023, 01:04 PM
FPIs turned sustained sellers in Sep having sold stocks for Rs 26,689 cr Sat, Sep 30, 2023, 01:02 PM
Pavilion End at Trent Bridge renamed in honour of Stuart Broad Sat, Sep 30, 2023, 01:02 PM
Pakistan, Gulf countries sign preliminary free trade agreement Sat, Sep 30, 2023, 01:01 PM