Asia Cup 2022: Will play against Hong Kong positively, not take them lightly, says Ravindra Jadeja

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Asia Cup 2022: Will play against Hong Kong positively, not take them lightly, says Ravindra Jadeja
Asia Cup 2022: Will play against Hong Kong positively, not take them lightly, says Ravindra Jadeja

Asia Cup 2022: Will play against Hong Kong positively, not take them lightly, says Ravindra Jadeja

Asia Cup 2022: The Men in Blue will play their upcoming Asia Cup 2022 match against Hong Kong with a positive mindset and will not take them lightly, said Indian all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja on Tuesday.

On Wednesday, India and Hong Kong will face off in the ongoing Asia Cup 2022.

“We are going to play against Hong Kong with a positive mindset and we will not take them lightly. On a given day, anything can happen in T20Is. We will give our best and play positively,” said Jadeja in a press conference.

Despite the fact that pacers got all of the wickets against Pakistan, the all-rounder claimed that Indian spinners bowled exceptionally well.

“Spinners also contributed. But sometimes it happens that you bowl well and you do not get wickets but fast bowlers do not bowl that well but get wickets. T20I is like that. The pacers get wickets on a full toss sometimes. Everyone bowled well and pacers gave us wickets when we needed them. Hardik Pandya gave us breakthroughs, then Bhuvneshwar took two in an over,” he said.

Asia Cup 2022: Will play against Hong Kong positively, not take them lightly, says Ravindra Jadeja
Asia Cup 2022: Will play against Hong Kong positively, not take them lightly, says Ravindra Jadeja

For the first time in India’s T20I cricket history, pacers claimed all ten wickets against Pakistan on Sunday.

Jadeja explained that he was moved up the order to perform better against leg-spinners and left-arm spinners during the Pakistan match.

“Sometimes, left-arm spinners and leg spinners are bowling, so sending left-handed batters is easy and they can take chances. That is why I was promoted. We had seen their (Pakistan) playing XI, they had a left-arm spinner and leg spinner. So I was aware that I could face this situation. I prepared myself mentally accordingly. Luckily, I went and my knock was crucial,” he said.

Jadeja claimed that when one does well under pressure, one gains confidence as a result.

In addition, Naseem Shah of Pakistan commended for his excellent debut performance overcoming cramping in his final over.

In his first T20I game, Shah completed with a score of 2/27 and claimed the wickets of KL Rahul and Suryakumar Yadav.

India had won its previous match against Pakistan by five wickets on Sunday. It will be looking forward to qualifying for the Super Four with a win over Hong Kong on Wednesday.