India's ODI team relies heavily on spin twins Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal to pick up wickets and slow down the run rate in the middle overs of a match. With their skill and ability, the two have scripted several Indian wins in the last year. However, there is another bowler who has done a solid job for Virat Kohli in the middle overs. Kedar Jadhav, known for his batting prowess, has been a key contributor for India with the ball. Jadhav's unorthodox bowling action can be hard to decipher, helping him run through his overs during crucial phases of a match.
During India's 1st ODI win over South Africa, Kedar once again played his part with a 3-over spell, conceding 19 runs. "Rolled my arm over in our win against South Africa yesterday! I love bowling in the middle overs. Great spells from @yuzi_chahal & @imkuldeep18! And excellent knocks from @imVkohli and @ajinkyarahane88 to go 1-0 up.. Good start to the series!," he tweeted after India beat the Proteas by 6 wickets.
Rolled my arm over in our win against South Africa yesterday! I love bowling in the middle overs. Great spells from @yuzi_chahal & @imkuldeep18! And excellent knocks from @imVkohli and @ajinkyarahane88 to go 1-0 up.. Good start to the series! #SAvIND #TeamIndia #BleedBlue pic.twitter.com/SOoynLswXC— IamKedar (@JadhavKedar) February 2, 2018
Chahal could not resist replying to his teammate.
And soon enough, the fans joined in for their share of cricket banter.
When I saw it on the TV, I had a small Qn. I do have the same Qn now.— Jose Puliampatta (@JosePuliampatta) February 2, 2018
Kedar, WHAT IS THAT?
Ur bowling style is quite fantastic @JadhavKedar bhai.. Just lie on knee and roll ur golden arm so low and nearer to the umpire.. Lovely to watch.. ?????? Congo for victory..— Nishant Shekhar ???? (@iamnishant_ns) February 2, 2018
Bhai Kamaal ho tum...— Sumit Kumar?? (@sumit_nirav) February 2, 2018
Jadhav will hope for some batting time as India look to take a 2-0 lead in the six-match series on Sunday at Centurion. The defeat at Durban ended the Du Plessis-led team's 17-match unbeaten run on home soil stretching back to February 2016, when they had lost to England at Port Elizabeth.
Unlike Kingsmead, India have a better record at this venue, having played 11 ODIs inclusive of four wins and five losses. Their most famous win here came against Pakistan in the 2003 ODI World Cup.