London, June 12: India all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja said the five-wicket haul against West Indies was one of his best One Day International bowling performances.
Jadeja's 5/36 was one of the highlights of India's convincing 8-wicket victory over West Indies in a Group B match of Champions Trophy on Tuesday (June 11).
The left-arm spinner was at his best as West Indies were restricted to 233/9 in 50 overs. In the chase, Shikhar Dhawan's second successive ODI hundred steered India into the semi-finals.
"I think this is one of my best bowling performances, I can say that, because I got three times four-wickets in my career. So this is the first time I got five wickets, so I'm very happy. I'm very happy that I got five wickets. So this is one of my best performances in ODI cricket," Jadeja said after the match.
"I think the wicket was a bit slow, so if you bowl slow, you're getting turns. But I was just trying to bowl slow in the air, and, yes, I was getting turn. So trying not to bowl outside the off stump, and not outside the leg stump. I just kept on a straight line," he added.
On asked where he was under any pressure because of big hitters like Kieron Pollard and others, Jadeja said he was not.
"No, I was not thinking about the batsmen particularly; I was just thinking of the way I'm going to bowl and what is my situation, what is my role in the team, and what the wicket was doing. So I was just trying to bowl, as I said, just in right areas. So it was not easy to get any easy runs for new batsmen."