Ravindra Jadeja’s antics in Rajkot earns him an earful from skipper
The other fielders standing around also looked surprised by Jadeja’s act.
Updated - Oct 5, 2018 6:15 pm
Spin-all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja slammed his first Test hundred against the Windies in his home ground Rajkot on Friday. But it also turned out to be a day when the player received an earful from his captain Virat Kohli. The reason: He tried something silly on the ground.
Jadeja’s antics almost gifted Windies a wicket
It was in the 12th over of the Windies innings and the visitors were 32 for 3. Shimron Hetmyer whipped one from Ravichandran Ashwin to mid-on and there is a complete mess-up between the two batsmen – the other being Sunil Ambris. Ambris ran all the way to the striker’s end then has to run all the way back to safety. He refuses to do it, leaving Hetmyer stranded. The ball, meanwhile, is with Jadeja and he decides to extend the climax. Instead of throwing the ball to the bowler, Jadeja runs in with the ball in his hand.
Seeing Jadeja taking his own time to complete the formalities, Hetmyer, who gave up midway, renews his attempt to reach to safety but for Jadeja who just about throws the ball to get the batsman out. Had he missed it? Well, perhaps that was what the skipper was telling him. The other fielders standing around also looked surprised by Jadeja’s act. Ashwin too shouted at Jadeja anticipating what could have happened.
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The home lad later couldn’t resist but laughed at his own antics when the replay was shown on the big screen. The Windies had a terrible outing with the bat as they ended Day 2 at 94 for 6, trailing India’s mammoth score of 649 by 555 runs and needing another 356 runs to save the follow-on. Spearhead Mohammad Shami was the most successful bowler with 2 wickets for just 11 runs in six overs. The three spinners – Ashwin, Jadeja and Kuldeep Yadav – took a wicket each.