“The energy of Indian fans, their confidence, and their unwavering faith in us are incredibly high,” Jadeja said on the latest episode of The ICC Review podcast alongside Dinesh Karthik and host Brian Murgatroyd.
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The fans turned out in huge numbers for India’s opening World Cup match against Australia in Chennai on Sunday and crowds are expected to be even bigger in the hosts’ upcoming matches.
“Whenever we play in India, for any series, they turn out in such large numbers that the entire stadium remains packed.
“I find it very exciting to play in the World Cup in front of the Indian crowd. Hopefully, we’ll perform well, reach the finals, and win the World Cup.”
Jadeja dished out a superb performance, returning with impressive figures of 3/28 from 10 overs including the prized scalp of Steve Smith.
He feels India is well placed for a strong tilt at winning a third World Cup title.
“It is very special because this is my first World Cup in India. The fans are very excited because our team is balanced in all areas. There is nothing that we are weak in any particular area,” Jadeja added.