IPL 2012: Ryder, Smith took the game away from Chennai, says Jadeja

Ravindra Jadeja defended his side after their loss to Pune Warriors India AFP

By CricketCountry Staff

Pune: Apr 15, 2012

Chennai Super Kings all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja on Saturday on Saturday credited Pune Warriors India batsmen Jesse Ryder and Steve Smith for taking the game away from the defending champions in their IPL 2012 match at the Subroto Roy Sahara International Stadium.

“According to me, the wicket was really good; they [PWI] batted well and played some good cricketing shots. [Jesse] Ryder played really well throughout the innings and Steve Smith backed him up really well, and that took the game away from us,” Jadeja said.

The Chennai all-rounder defended his side, after they lost their third game out of five this season.

“This was just our fifth game, and I am new to this team. All my team mates and support staff gel along well. We will try and perform well in the remaining games and win them,” he said.

Jadeja told IPLT20.com that he feels the heat when he recalls the whopping amount of sum which the Super Kings spent to buy him.

“When I am off the field I think about it at times, but on the field there is nothing as such in my head,” he said.

“I like the experience I am getting to playing alongside such big names. I have played with Dhoni and Raina for India, so there is a unity and we will look for positive results in the remaining games,” he added.

Jadeja asserted that there is no need to change the team formation after their loss in the Saturday s match.

“All the players are matured enough and very hard working. In T20, a game changes in one over. So according to me, there is no need for any changes in the side. All we got to do is work harder in the nets and give our best on the field,” he concluded.