IPL 2018: Ravindra Jadeja says why he didn't celebrate Kohli's wicket

IPL 2018: Ravindra Jadeja says why he didn’t celebrate Kohli’s wicket

He came to bowl his first over right after the powerplays were over and scalped the very important wicket of Virat Kohli on the very first ball.

Ravindra Jadeja
Ravindra Jadeja of Chennai Super Kings. (Photo by IANS)

After a bad loss at the Eden Gardens against KKR, Chennai Super Kings was back to its winning ways in the RCB match on Saturday, and so was their key player Ravindra Jadeja. The leftie faced criticism after the last match and was also trolled on social media for dropping two back to back catches of Sunil Narine in the second over bowled by KM Asif. It cost CSK as Narine went on to score a quick 32 runs off 20.

But playing at the MCA Stadium in Pune against RCB, he gave a fitting reply to all the criticism and the mockeries by picking up 3 wickets conceding 18 runs in 4 overs. He came to bowl his first over right after the powerplays were over and scalped the very important wicket of Virat Kohli on the very first ball.

The length ball straightened itself and hurried through the pitch and Kohli, looking to push it off the third man, was beaten by the pace of the pitch and had to leave just by scoring 8 runs. But interestingly enough, Jadeja showed no signs of celebration – no jumping, yelling or fist pump, after taking the wicket. The commentators started to debate what could be the reason behind such a lack of reaction – shock or humility?

Turns out it was none of those. In the interview during the innings break, Jadeja revealed the real reason why his reactions were so muted – it is simply because he did not feel like it since it was his first ball, “It was my first ball and I was not ready to celebrate. Virat’s wicket is always a huge wicket, I was thinking I got a good wicket.”

When asked about the bowling conditions and what was his experience bowling in the match, he said, “I am really happy, I was enjoying my bowling, wicket was little dry and I was bowling in the right areas and was enjoying my rhythm today.”