Ravindra Jadeja dances on the pitch after Virat Kohli declines a run
This incident took place on Day-2 of Pune Test against South Africa.
Updated - Oct 12, 2019 10:29 am
South Africa is currently tussling out in the second Test against India and is finding it difficult to get their grooves over the match as Indian batters have shown some strong resistance in giving away their wickets to the Proteas bowlers. There came a moment when Ravindra Jadeja caught himself in a cheeky situation that ended up with a warning given to him by match umpire Chris Gaffaney.
Jadeja came out to bat after Ajinkya Rahane gave his wicket to Proteas spinner Keshav Maharaj after scoring his 20th fifty in Tests. It was expected that Saha might come to bat but instead of Indian gloveman, Jadeja was given the opportunity to bat.
Jadeja runs on the pitch; warning issued.
Saurashtra all-rounder looked pretty decent when he came out to bat, but was given a strong warning for running across the pitch in his quest to get a single on the 2nd delivery of 128th over bowled by Anrich Nortje.
Actually, the Indian all-rounder played a delivery bowled by Nortje with soft hands and shouted for a single but the Indian skipper who was at the non-striker’s end declined it and the striker was left in a position to dance. In order to maintain his body balance and avoid falling on the pitch, Jadeja took two big leaps over the pitch that looked a bit funny but after this incident umpire warned the Indian batsman.
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As per the rules, after an umpire gives a warning signal to the batsman for running over the wicket, then it means that from that point of time if any player from the batting side repeats the same activity again then the team will have to face a penalty and five runs will automatically be added to the opposition’s score.
The Indian skipper looks in top form during the first innings of the match on Day-2 as he went onto register his 26th ton in his international career and also broke the record of former Indian opener Virender Sehwag for scoring the quickest 1000 runs against South Africa, and the only wicket till the lunch was of Rahane.