ICC World Cup 2019: Kedar Jadhav asks Nottingham rain to go to Maharashtra
The Indian state has been hit by drought and only seven percent of water is left for consumption.
Updated - Nov 25, 2019 5:38 pm
The 2019 edition of the World Cup has been marred by rain thus far. Quite a few matches have been abandoned due to the adverse weather conditions in England and Wales. Among all the teams, Sri Lanka has been victimized by a heavy downpour as many as twice- against Pakistan and Bangladesh– respectively. Even the Indian team has had to face the wrath of the rain gods. As it was pouring down Indian all-rounder Kedar Jadhav pleaded the gods.
After their comprehensive victories versus South Africa and Australia, the Men in Blue were scheduled to lock horns with New Zealand at the Trent Bridge in Nottingham. However, the heavens opened up significantly and the game had to be abandoned without even the toss. Initially, the toss was delayed to the wet outfield and thereafter the covers came on and off around six to seven times.
Rain playing spoilsport
The washed-off contest meant that both India and New Zealand shared one point and also remain unbeaten in the 50-overs mega event. While India’s next match is against Pakistan on June 16 in Manchester, the Black Caps will cross swords with the Proteas on June 19 in Birmingham. Amidst the gloomy weather, Indian middle-order batsman Kedar Jadhav wasn’t a happy man by any means.
In a video, doing the rounds on the social media, he can be seen pleading for the rain to go to Maharashtra instead. Prior to this game, Nottingham hosted three games, but none was interrupted by rain. The Indian state has been hit by drought and only seven per cent of water is left for consumption, which has affected the lives of the people residing in the state.
Here is the video
— Saurabh (@Boomrah_) June 13, 2019
As far as Jadhav is concerned, he developed a shoulder injury during the 2019 edition of the IPL. He also didn’t play India’s warm-up matches versus the Black Caps and Bangladesh. Nevertheless, the 34-year-old from Pune was included in the playing eleven in the first two encounters.
The veteran didn’t get a chance to bat as most of the task was done by India’s top order batsmen. He also hasn’t picked up a wicket yet with his deceptive bowling. Jadhav is expected to play a crucial role in the World Cup as on a number of occasions, he has gone on and helped the Men in Blue win matches from precarious positions.