'Ex-coach hai idhar commentary box mein' - Kris Srikkanth's hilarious commentary when Ravindra Jadeja came out to bat in 1st T20I

‘Ex-coach hai idhar commentary box mein’ – Kris Srikkanth’s hilarious commentary when Ravindra Jadeja came out to bat in 1st T20I

'What an improvement he (Jadeja) has had since Ravi (Shastri) became the coach,' added Srikkanth.

Ravindra Jadeja
Ravindra Jadeja. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

Indian all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja has been one of India’s best players across formats over the last few years or so. He is one of India’s integral members as an all-rounder in all three formats and is currently with the team in the West Indies for the ongoing five-match T20I series. Former India batter Krishnamachari Srikkanth had some words of appreciation for the 33-year-old during the first T20I between India and West Indies in Tarouba on July 29.

Srikkanth, who was in the commentary box, praised the Indian all-rounder for his improvement as a player in recent times. He also credited former head coach Ravi Shastri, who was on air at the time. Jadeja is currently the number one-ranked all-rounder in Test cricket. Meanwhile, he went on to score 16 runs and pick up a wicket in the first T20I against West Indies.

“Aap kya soch rahein hai? India 200 marega ya nahi marega? (What do you think? Will India hit 200?),” Srikkanth said on Fancode. “Jaddu, aapka ex-coach hai idhar commentary box mein. (Jaddu, you have your ex-coach here in the commentary box). What an improvement he (Jadeja) has had since Ravi (Shastri) became the coach.”

India complete a comprehensive victory in the T20I series opener

West Indies skipper Nicholas Pooran won the toss and put India in to bat first. India captain Rohit Sharma led the charge at the top with a quickfire 64 runs off 44 balls and finished as the top scorer. After a slight hiccup in the middle order, which put India on 138 for the loss of six wickets, it was Dinesh Karthik who gave the side a much-needed finish.

Karthik finished with an unbeaten 41 off 19 balls and guided India to a score of 190 for the loss of six wickets in 20 overs. For West Indies, it was a disappointing performance with the bat as none of the batters crossed the 20-run barrier. They only scored 122 for the loss of eight wickets in 20 overs.

Youngsters Arshdeep Singh and Ravi Bishnoi starred with the ball, as both picked up two wickets each. Karthik was given the Player of the Match award, and India took a 1-0 lead going into the second game in Basseterre on August 1, Monday.