BIRMINGHAM: India off-spinner Kedar Jadhav says wicketkeeper MS Dhoni doesn’t need to provide verbal encouragement at the Champions Trophy as his eyes give the game away.
Jadhav took two for 22 in six overs, removing Tamim Iqbal (70) and Mushfiqur Rahim (61) on Thursday as India coasted to a nine-wicket win over Bangladesh in the semi-finals which set up a title showdown against bitter rivals Pakistan on Sunday.
Spinners and wicket-keepers have long worked closely together and Jadhav said India gloveman Dhoni had played a key role in his development.
“He provides me with all the knowledge that he has,” explained Jadhav of the input he had received from the former India captain. “Even while I am bowling he is looking at me and from his eyes only I can tell what he wants me to bowl.”