‘Nothing like getting behind your sponsor’ – Ravindra Jadeja pointing to India Cements on his jersey triggers meme fest
Ravindra Jadeja smacked three sixes in the last two overs which helped CSK win the game dramatically.
Updated - Oct 30, 2020 5:28 pm
The all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja emerged as a hero for the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in the reverse-clash against Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) on October 29, Thursday at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium. His quickfire cameo at the fag end of the innings turned around things for the three-time champions as they added another 2 points in their bag. With CSK’s win against KKR, Mumbai Indians became the first team to qualify for the playoffs while it has dented the chances for the Knight Riders to finish in the top 4.
Batting first, it was a fluent start for KKR as the opening batsman Shubman Gill started firing from the very first ball. Though the team looked in trouble in the middle having lost their three wickets of Gill, Sunil Narine and Rinku Singh cheaply, the in-form Nitish Rana toyed with the opposition bowlers to play a splendid knock of 87 runs off 61 deliveries at a strike rate of 142.62.
His innings included 10 fours and 4 sixes. Captain Eoin Morgan and Dinesh Karthik also made notable contributions to take their team towards a respectable total of 172.
Ravindra Jadeja triggers a meme fest on social media with his celebration
Chasing 173, the Super Kings got off to a slow start but the opening batsman Ruturaj Gaikwad scored his second consecutive half-century in IPL 2020 to bring his team in the game. His knock of 72 off 53 including 6 fours and 2 sixes kept CSK ahead in the chase. The mystery spinner Varun Chakravarthy brought KKR back into the game by taking the wicket of MS Dhoni.
The Yellow Army needed 30 off the last 12 balls and a quickfire splendid innings by Ravindra Jadeja of 31* off 11 helped the Kings in winning the match by 6 wickets. After hitting the winning six, Jadeja’s unique celebration triggered a meme fest on social media.
To celebrate the victory, Jaddu turned his back towards the camera and gestured towards the top of the shirt where the name of the sponsor ‘India Cements’ was mentioned. It can be considered as a mistake as in the Indian team jersey, the name of the player is placed before the number, however, in CSK’s jersey the name of the sponsor was written at the top.
After the pictures of the all-rounder pointing towards the sponsor ‘India Cements’ went viral on the social media, people started coming up with a lot of hilarious memes and weird explanations regarding the same.
Here are some of the tweets:
— Alexandra Hartley (@AlexHartley93) October 29, 2020
India Cements encashed full inning of jaddu pic.twitter.com/oHFNgaxWuV
— NaveenDaga (@MutualFundShop) October 30, 2020
Why is Jadeja asking us to read "India Cements". These promotional stuff by celebs are now getting bit loud 😝 https://t.co/DVBG7gMEfh
— Ram (@SocialChartered) October 29, 2020
I think Jadeja almost forgot that it was ipl Jersey, that's why he showed his fingers to India cements (where his name was supposed to be in Indian team jersey) pic.twitter.com/RfcKcdBZsu
— harry (@harrythedude_) October 29, 2020
— Manya (@CSKian716) October 29, 2020
No Muthoot Group, No Gulf Oil, No Jio, No CSK.
Sir Jadeja has done it only for India Cements👏🏻 https://t.co/ImtFoWoSOb
— Rohit Rajendran (@rogue_it_r) October 29, 2020
This is the best time Jadeja could've pulled off that sword celebration, not after scoring a 50 in a lost game but he instead pointed at some India Cements written at his jersey 😒
— Akshay (@Kohlify) October 29, 2020
Why did Jadeja point at his India Cements logo?
— Rajaneesh (@vilakudy) October 29, 2020
Also love how Jadeja proudly marketed his allegiance for India Cements in the end. Srini ki jaai!
— Murali Satagopan (@muralisatagopun) October 29, 2020
India Cements should give 50% of it's shares to Sir Ravindra Jadeja. pic.twitter.com/eSylhqRoU0
— Heisenberg☢ (@internetumpire) October 29, 2020
— Deepak Kumar (@Deepakjarvis) October 29, 2020
Man just single handedly made india cements famous. Price of India cements shares will rise because of Sir Ravindra Jadeja🙌🙌. Next level marketing skills 🤯
— Shravan Kudla (@Yaan_engineer) October 29, 2020