Ravindra Jadeja: 'India keen to shed ‘poor travelers’ tag in 2017'

Jadeja, who had returned with impressive figures of seven for 48 to help India outclass England in the fifth and final Test in Chennai, said the current year has been very good for the national cricket team as it had won series after series.

India's captain Virat Kohli and teammate Ravindra Jadeja celebrates after the win against England in the final test match, at MAC Stadium, in Chennai on Tuesday.   -  PTI

Signing off on a positive note, in what has been an exceptional year for the Indian cricket team, star all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja today promised that Team India will try to shed the “poor travelers” tag in 2017.

“Me and my team want to promise our fans around the world that India will put up a good show overseas in 2017. We are keen shed the poor travellers tag,” Jadeja told reporters on the sidelines of an event organised by Zeven, a sports apparel company, here.

Jadeja, who had returned with impressive figures of seven for 48 to help India outclass England in the fifth and final Test in Chennai, said the current year has been very good for the national cricket team as it had won series after series.

India has won eight Tests out of 11 played this year, thereby equaling its previous record of most wins in a calendar year — eight wins, three losses and three draws out of 14 played in 2010.

Jadeja said the current Indian test team has been performing exceptionally well because the players are very good fitness-wise.

“Nowadays, the boys are very fit and spend a lot of time in gym and that is the reason why we are able to give our best on the field,” he said.

Jadeja said he hopes to sign many more endorsement deals in the future and that is only possible if he keeps on producing consistent performances.

“My main focus is to play good cricket and if I do that I know many more brands will approach me in future,” he signed off.