Former Indian selector and Maharashtra coach –Surendra Bhave, claimed that the India all-rounder Kedar Jadhav deserves a whopping Rs 7.8 Crore for his services in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2018.
The Chennai Super Kings (CSK) signed the 32-year-old Maharashtra all-rounder for the 11th edition of the cash-rich T20 league on which Bhave says ‘Kedar's totally worth of it.’
According to a report in Sport Star, Surendra Bhave said, “Kedar's totally worth the money he's getting. He may have had a patchy IPL last year but played really well for India - that's definitely a few levels above. If he's in good form in South Africa, he'll be an impact player come April.”
He went to further said, “Kedar excels when he has lesser number of balls. Even for India, when he doesn't have too many deliveries at his disposal he scores at a very brisk pace. Maybe CSK will be tempted to use him at No. 5 or 6. He’s a pretty destructive T20 player. His general idea of cricket is to go after loose deliveries. Kedar has that special talent for manufacturing shots when the ball's not there - he shuffles around the crease, gets into good position and makes sure he strikes at least at 140.”
Previously, Kedar has represented the Royal Challengers Bengaluru (RCB), Delhi Daredevils (DD) and now defunct Kochi Tuskers Kerala (KTK) in the IPL, but he never bowl in the tournament and Bhave believes that he might get a chance to bowl for CSK under the captaincy of MS Dhoni.
Bhave signed off by saying, “With M.S. Dhoni leading CSK, there's every possibility he (Kedar) might be called in for one or two overs - sometimes, you need smart bowlers, especially after the powerplay, to slip in a few deceptive overs.”