Ravindra Jadeja’s sword celebration: The Indian all-rounder put on display his archetype way of celebrating batting achievements.
During the second day of the first Test of the ongoing India’s tour of West Indies at Antigua, India all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja’s 11th Test half-century saw his team posting a handsome total in the first innings. Been reduced to 25/3 yesterday, India have eventually scored 297 in 96.4 overs.
Coming in to bat at No. 8 in the 60th over, Jadeja shared a crucial 60-run partnership for the eighth over alongside fast bowler Ishant Sharma. Batting with the tail-enders for yet another time, Jadeja took the senior role as he accumulated runs without taking much risks.
On the fourth delivery of the 95th over, Jadeja cut his counterpart in Roston Chase for a boundary to complete his half-century. As is generally the case with the southpaw, he put on display the “sword celebration” after crossing the 50-run mark.
On the following delivery, Jadeja sat down on one knee to hit Chase for a six over the mid-wicket region. Jadeja’s eventually got out on the fourth delivery of the 97th over after he top-edged a Jason Holder delivery to West Indies wicket-keeper Shai Hope.
Before getting out, Jadeja ended up scoring 58 (112) with the help of six fours and a six. Apart from Jadeja, India vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane also scored his 18th Test half-century, 81 (163), with the help of 10 fours. With bowling figures of 25-6-66-4, West Indies fast bowler Kemar Roach was the pick of their bowlers.
Ravindra Jadeja’s sword celebration:
— Ankit (@Ankit4srk) August 23, 2019
— S.k.Sharma (@sachinredbull1) August 23, 2019
How Twitter reacted:
Fifty for Ravindra Jadeja as India creep towards 300! pic.twitter.com/fftPY5e6Mh
— ICC (@ICC) August 23, 2019
Top knock from Jadeja, pleased to see him realising his batting potential at this level #INDvWI
— Deep Dasgupta (@DeepDasgupta7) August 23, 2019
Jadeja is a doughty player. Always a brilliant fielder, clawed his way back into ODI and Test teams by improving his batting substantially and sharpening wicket-taking edge in his bowling
— Cricketwallah (@cricketwallah) August 23, 2019
Excellent application from the Indian tail and another top effort from @imjadeja India will feel very satisfied after 3-25. Now to the bowlers.
— Boria Majumdar (@BoriaMajumdar) August 23, 2019
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