Ravindra Jadeja made a strong comeback in international cricket after surgery
After the first Test, the all-rounder was named Player of the Match in ODIs as well.
Apart from scoring 45 runs in Mumbai ODI, he also took 2 important wickets.
New Delhi. Team India defeated Australia by 5 wickets in Mumbai ODI. In this match, India had lost 4 wickets within 40 runs at one time. After this, KL Rahul shared an unbeaten 108-run partnership with Ravindra Jadeja for the sixth wicket and India won the match and took a 1-0 lead in the 3-ODI series. As important as KL Rahul’s innings was in India’s victory, Jadeja’s batting was equally valuable. Showing understanding, he partnered with KL Rahul and died only after giving victory to Team India.
Ravindra Jadeja suffered a knee injury in the Asia Cup last year. After this he had surgery and this all-rounder had to stay away from the cricket field for about 6 months. However, Jadeja has become a double-edged sword with his return to international cricket. He is not only attacking the opposition with the ball, but is also hitting hard with the bat. Jadeja made a comeback in international cricket from the Test series against Australia and performed tremendously in the very first Test in Nagpur. Ravindra Jadeja played an inning of 70 runs in this match along with taking 7 wickets. For this he was adjudged Player of the Match and now after 9 months he was also adjudged Player of the Match in his comeback ODI.
Jadeja became a double-edged sword after his comeback
Ravindra Jadeja scored 45 runs in the first ODI against Australia in Mumbai and also took 2 wickets for 46 runs and both these wickets were of the batsmen. That is, ever since he has made a comeback, he is helping the team win with both the ball and the bat. Then whether it is about Test or ODI. After the comeback in both formats, Jadeja is looking fit and hit.
There were 22 wickets in the Test series against Australia.
Ravindra Jadeja bowled 161 overs in 4 Tests against Australia and took a total of 22 wickets at an average of 18.86. In the India-Australia Test series, there were only 2 bowlers who managed to take 10 wickets in the match, out of which Jadeja was one. Of the 13 left-arm spinners with at least 150 Test wickets, none has a better average than Jadeja (24.40). These figures are too few to tell how effective he is as a bowler and a match winner.
Had to leave the captaincy in the middle of IPL
Last year was not very good for this Indian all-rounder. 2 days before IPL 2022, Jadeja was made the captain of Chennai Super Kings due to Mahendra Singh Dhoni leaving the captaincy. But Jadeja could not show amazing in the captaincy and CSK lost 6 out of the first 8 matches. After this, Ravindra Jadeja had to hand over the captaincy to Dhoni again in the middle of the season.
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Jadeja could not play the rest of the match due to injury. After this, there were many reports of rift between this all-rounder and CSK management. Both had unfollowed each other on social media. This dispute was heated for many months. After this, Jadeja suffered a knee injury during the Asia Cup and was away from international cricket for 6 months. But, now that they have returned, they are not taking the name of stopping and are walking like a double-edged sword. Looking at this, it seems that whatever comes in front, it is sure to be cut.
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Tags: India vs Australia, IPL, KL Rahul, Ravindra Jadeja
FIRST PUBLISHED : March 18, 2023, 14:44 IST