Rohit Sharma highlights similarity between Kedhar Jadhav and Lasith Malinga's bowling

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Rohit Sharma highlights similarity between Kedhar Jadhav and Lasith Malinga's bowling

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Rohit Sharma was at his humorous best when he compared Indian part-time spinner Kedar Jadhav's round arm action to Sri Lanka's Lasith Malinga's slinging bowling style via an Instagram post. The Mumbi batsman has made a return to the Test team for the Sri Lanka tour after a gap of 9 months.

Indian part-time spinner Kedar Jadhav has proved crucial to the men in blue with the ball when every other bowlers have failed to fire as was evident during India's Champions Trophy campaign when the 32-year old bagged the wickets of two set Bangladeshi batsmen as India beat Bangladesh by nine wickets to seal the finals berth.

However, Rohit Sharma noted a stark similarity between Kedar Jadhav's round arm delivery and Lasith Malinga's slinging bowling action and shared it with the world via an Instagram post captioned,"Why to worry when we have one of our own @kedarjadhavofficial 😜."

Why worry when we have one of our own @kedarjadhavofficial 😜

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Rohit was rested for the tour of West Indies but was named in India's Test squad for the tour of Sri Lanka commencing on July 26the where the Men in Blue will play 3 Tests 5 ODIs and a T20I.

However, the Indian team ended the Windies tour on a discouraging note, losing the one-off T20I by a margin of 9 wickets, as Evin Lewis(125*) continued to haunt the Indian bowlers scoring his second T20I hundred against India after his 49-ball 100 last year in Florida. 

The Indian batsmen started strongly but faltered towards the end posting a sub-par score of 190 on the board on a flat Sabina Park pitch. Evin Lewis came out all guns blazing and reduced his partner Chris Gayle to a mere spectator at the other end as he thrashed the Indian bowlers mercilessly and chased down the target of 191 with 9 balls to spare. 

In the last 5 IND vs SA ODIs, SA was bowled out twice, while IND was bowled out only once.

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