Jadeja excited to get Clarke, yet again!

Mar 16, 2013, 03:26 IST | Debasish Datta

India all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja, who dismissed Michael Clarke four times in three Tests, does not really consider the Australia skipper his bunny.

Jadeja was thrilled with the prized scalp on Day Two of the third Test at the Punjab Cricket Association (PCA) Stadium here yesterday. Jadeja’s 3-56 helped India reduce the visitors to 273-7 at stumps.

Ravindra Jadeja (left) celebrates an Australian wicket with skipper MS Dhoni in Mohali yesterday

“It’s not that I want to only dismiss him, but luckily when I have the ball, he is invariably facing me. It feels good to get him out four times in a series. His wicket is always important, because if you allow Clarke to settle down, he can make big scores. So it’s very important to get him out as soon as possible,” he said.
India skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni stumped Clarke off a quicker ball from Jadeja. This was also the first golden duck of Clarke’s career.

“We have to bowl well in the first session and look to take the remaining three wickets as soon as possible. Our aim is to not let them score enough runs. We will look to spend more time on the pitch so that we have a big first innings lead,” said Jadeja who gave the hosts a much-needed breakthrough, removing David Warner after he had added 139 runs for the first wicket with Ed Cowan.

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