Kedar Jadhav posted a cryptic tweet after Suresh Raina decided to pull out of the IPL and return to India.
Kedar Jadhav has played for the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in the last two seasons of the IPL. In IPL 2018, Kedar kicked off the season with a stellar and match-winning performance against the Mumbai Indians in the opening match at the Wankhede Stadium.
However, he suffered an injury that sidelined him from the rest of the tournament. In 2019, Jadhav failed to live up to the expectations and had a poor season batting down the order.
So, Jadhavhas put his focus to put a good performance in this year’s IPL. CSK is already in a tough time. 13 members including 2 players Deepak Chahar Ruturaj Gaekwad have been tested positive for COVID-19. Hence, BCCI has extended the quarantine period of CSK until September 6.
Jadhav has been training indoors, despite not getting onto the field. He is getting ready for the upcoming season of the T20 extravaganza. He also shared a video on Twitter.
The video shows him trainings and doing some weightlifting. He wrote in the caption, “On the path of excellence – you find 1000 excuses to let go, but only 1 reason to hold on. The choice is YOURS !”
Here is his Tweet
The tweet can be linked to Suresh Raina’s decision to opt-out of the IPL. Although, this is just an imagination. Suresh Raina took his decision of not playing the IPL and return to India, in August 2019. There have been reports about the possible reasons for his decision. However, nothing is concrete.
Kedar Jadhav’s post shows, that he is ready to fight it out and grind, without giving any excuses. Reports have also emerged about a possible rift between Raina and MS Dhoni, the captain of the Chennai Super Kings.
Former BCCI President N Srinivasan has stated that Raina’s decision to opt-out of the IPL has also shocked the whole CSK team.
“Cricketers are like prima donnas … like the temperamental actors of the olden days. Chennai Super Kings have always been like a family and all seniors players have learnt to co-exist,” Srinivasan said.
“My thinking is that if you are reluctant or not happy, go back. I don’t force anyone to do anything … sometimes success gets into your head,” the 75-year-old added.
The IPL will start on September 19 and continue till November 10. Dubai, Sharjah, and Abu Dhabi will host all the matches.