No extra burden for being an all-rounder: Jadeja

<img border='0' align='left' title=' ' src='' class='caption'> Ravindra Jadeja, who has been selected for the Sri Lanka tour, said that he will not be feeling any extra burden of being an all-rounder.

Updated: January 18, 2009 10:23 IST
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A promising all-rounder from Jamnagar city of Saurashtra Ravindra Jadeja, who has been selected in the Indian squad for the upcoming one-day series against Sri Lanka, said that he will not be feeling any extra burden of being an all-rounder.

While talking with PTI over phone from Jamnagar, the 20-year all-rounder sounded confident and was ready to play an important role if given a chance in the playing eleven.

"It is a great moment for me to be selected in National team and I will give more than 100 per cent to prove my selection", Jadeja said.

Jadeja, who also played in BCCI's inaugural Indian Premier League (IPL) for Rajasthan Royals, said he was lucky to get a chance to play with international cricketers in the IPL which he thinks to be a great platform for young players like him.

He gave full credit to his parents, family members, and coaches - Mahendra Singh Chauhan and Debu Mitra and said without their support he could not have made it to the Indian team.

Jadeja emerged as an all-rounder after concluding Ranji season picking 42 wickets with best figure of 7 for 31 in the crucial tie against Hyderabad and scored 739 runs from nine matches with unbeaten 232 runs against Orissa.

He played a vital role and helped Saurashtra reach Ranji Trophy semi-final this year. Jadeja was also involved in a record 525 runs partnership with Cheteshwar Pujara against Orissa in Ranji match played in Rajkot.

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