Playing four spinners is good strategy: Ravindra Jadeja

Ravindra Jadeja

"I felt very happy when I dismissed Trott my first wicket in Tests. I was a bit nervous too wearing the whites for India in Tests. Mahi bhai was saying bowl according to the wicket. It was important to bowl on the stumps."

"He (Trott) survived a few close leg before shouts in my first spell. And after lunch, one of the balls turned in a bit and he thought it was outside the off and left it alone and bowled him."

Jadeja said he could not believe the news conveyed to him by a teammate when he was fielding in the Ranji Trophy game for Saurashtra that he has been picked for the final Test.

"I heard the news that I had been picked for the Test while fielding (at Rajkot). One of my teammates told me, but I could not believe it and did not know whether he was fooling me or it was real.

"It did not allow me to think about what to do or not do as the Ranji game ended on 11th and I am playing today. It was good that I did not have to think much. It's a dream for everyone to play Test cricket for India and it was mine too."

He pointed out that it was senior batsman Sachin Tendulkar who had handed over his one-day cap and did the same today by giving him his Test cap.

"I am feeling very happy that Sachin Tendulkar gave me my One-day cap earlier and today he gave me my Test cap," said Jadeja, who played the first of his 58 ODIs three years ago at Colombo against Sri Lanka.

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