Ravindra Jadeja dedicates his century to his mother
'I can't gift anything better to anyone'
Published - Oct 5, 2018 8:41 pm | Updated - Oct 5, 2018 8:41 pm
Team India is thoroughly dominating the Windies in the 1st Test. At the end of the second day’s play, the visitors seem to be in all sorts of trouble and trail India’s score by 555 runs. They already lost six wickets and a loss from this stage seems to be inevitable. Ravindra Jadeja was one of the show-stealers on day-2 this time with his heroics with the willow in hand.
The 29-year-old, playing at his home ground, notched up his first international century. In the 218th international game, the all-rounder reached the milestone. He seemed to be extremely pleased with the special knock and dedicated the century to his mother.
Ravindra Jadeja lost his mother in 2005
Ravindra Jadeja had a very strong bond with his mother, Lata Jadeja. But, unfortunately, he lost her in an accident in 2005. He was so much traumatised by the incident that he even decided to quit cricket at one stage. On this special occasion, while speaking at the press conference at the end of the day, he said that he would like to dedicate this milestone to her.
“Obviously, mein apni mom ko dedicate karunga kyunki jo unki ek ichha thi ki mein India ke liye khelu. But, aaj woh nahi hai. But, yeh mera special hai. Iss se badi baat toh mein kabhi kisiko gift nahi kar sakta hu. Toh definitely, I would like to dedicate this hundred to my mom,” he said.
(Translation: Obviously, I would like to dedicate it to my mom because she wanted me to play for India. But, she is not among us today. This is something special that I have achieved. I can’t gift anything better to anything. So, I would like to dedicate this hundred to my mom.)
Jadeja also went on to pick one wicket in the second innings of the game and bowled pretty well.
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