Mohali: India captain Rohit Sharma stated that all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja is someone who is extremely hungry to get runs and wants to do well for the team whenever he steps on the field. Jadeja stamped his class with both bat and ball in the first Test against Sri Lanka at IS Bindra PCA Stadium, making a career-best unbeaten 175 and match haul of 9/87 to be 'Player of the Match' as India won by an innings and 222 runs.
"He's one of the top. Look at the performances: to get 175 not out and then take nine wickets in the game; he's just upping his game every time you see him. In the past when we played in India, his contribution with the bat lower down the order and taking those crucial wickets, he just seems to be adding a lot more to his game every time he plays."
"He's very hungry; as you can see that hunger drives athletes to move forward and I see that in Jadeja clearly. He's quite hungry for success, quite hungry to get runs and do well for the team," said Sharma in the virtual post-match press conference.