When Kedar Jadhav was recruited at the last minute to play the Deodhar Trophy match in Delhi on Thursday, the same day as the team's selection, Jadhav would have expected it to be an opportunity to demonstrate his fitness and victory . His return to the ODI squad. I would have expected much to do at this time, considering that the next game is in his homeland, Pune. However, he was surprised when he was told moments after the game that he was not part of the XV announced while the match was underway.
This is another case of mixed messages from the selectors, after the chairman of the selectors had said in the announcement of the squad for the first two ODIs that Jadhav would be part of the rest of the series. The only thing that held back Jadhav was his physical condition: he had injured his thigh once more in the final of the Asian Cup. Jadhav overcame his fitness tests at the NCA in Bangalore and then headed to Delhi for this game.
"The rehabilitation was good, I eliminated all the physical condition tests, I got the corresponding authorization, that's why I played here." Jadhav said. Jadhav raced hard on his 25-of-41 ball, catching three consecutive pairs in the final session. He bowled and also went to the field, although he left the field for a few minutes before returning. However, it is unlikely that an evaluation was made on the day because the team was announced around 3.30 pm ET. Three selectors were in the Feroz Shah Kotla, watching the game, so it is unlikely that the meeting took place today.
Jadhav's reaction when he was informed that he had not been selected spoke much, although he was too shocked to react verbally. "I did not know [that I have not been selected]," Jadhav told a news conference minutes after the game. "Obviously, I have to see [why]."
When asked if he was surprised because the form and quality are not a concern for Jadhav, and he had demonstrated his aptitude both in the NCA and in Kotla, Jadhav said: "Come on, I do not know, you are the first in telling me this [that I have not been picked]I have to see why they have not chosen me. "
There may be a benefit of doubt for selectors who could not have. He informed Jadhav of the reasons while playing, but why take him to Kotla if he was not going to be chosen and if his fitness for the match was not going to influence the selection? Possibly they could not have evaluated that Jadhav was not fit after having passed the NCA tests and the game also lasted in Kotla.
"You are selected only if you delete all the evidence [at NCA] and you are completely fine," said Jadhav.
In another context, Jadhav said that there was no need to doubt yourself despite repeated injuries, as long as the NCA withdrew you. "Only if you have followed all the rehabilitation, all the rules of physical conditioning, all the exercises release you in NCA.When you are cleared, you should not have any doubt when playing in the field.You must express yourself.That is what you are supposed to When I get authorization from the NCA, I do not hold back to play or dive or play bowling. "
Jadhav's hamstring tendon – "engaged," as his CSK coach Stephen Fleming described him during the commentary, has long been a source of frustration. He lost almost all of the IPL for that, and then got hurt again during the Asian Cup. "Whatever the injury, when you play well, you hit well, you play well, it drives you back," said Jadhav. "You do not know how long you'll be out, and when you come back, you'll rediscover the touch you were in. And you lose the intermediate games, it hurts, but then you have to accept it." and keep going. "
These three ODIS against the West Indies are the last game in India this year, the only short format international cricket left is a lot of T20Is, Jadhav does not know if he will be selected for those. he is expected to leave for Maharashtra against Vidarbha at the Ranji Trophy in early November.