Twitterati react to Ravindra Jadeja’s one-match suspension
As a penalty for his act in the 2nd Test, Jadeja was fined 50 per cent of his match fees and handed over three demerit points.
by Ankit Editor
Published - Aug 6, 2017 6:18 pm | Updated - Aug 6, 2017 6:18 pm
Indian all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja might have won the Man of the Match for his performance in the Colombo Test but it didn’t bring all good news for the 28-year-old. Jadeja has been suspended from the last match of the series at Pallakele that starts on Saturday (August 12). He already had three demerit points in his account and accumulated another three in the second Test.
The incident that led to his suspension occurred on the third day of the game. Jadeja while bowling the 58th over of Sri Lanka’s second innings had the batsman Dimuth Karunaratne hit the ball back to him. In his response, the left-arm spinner threw the ball back at the batsman while he hadn’t even stepped out of the crease.
It closely missed the batsman and thus the on-field umpires Bruce Oxenford and Rod Tucker deemed it to be “in a dangerous manner” and reported the incident. As per ICC Press Release that made Jadeja eligible for action for breaching article 2.2.8 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Player and Player Support Personnel, which relates to “throwing a ball (or any other item of cricket equipment such as a water bottle) at or near a Player, Player Support Personnel, Umpire, Match Referee or any other third person in an inappropriate and/or dangerous manner during an International Match”.
As a penalty for the same, Jadeja was fined 50 per cent of his match fees and handed over three demerit points. This coupled with the three that he had picked up in the Indore Test against New Zealand back in October 2016 added up to six in the last 24 months. Which made him eligible for a one-match suspension.
Richie Richardson the Match Referees for the game sanctioned the punishment and Jadeja accepted it and thus a formal hearing was called for.
Here is how Twitter reacted to Jaddu’s suspension
Wow! Sir Jadeja! He has been collecting all kind of points and breaking all records for India! ? https://t.co/YmiiNuayUb
— Keh Ke Peheno (@coolfunnytshirt) August 6, 2017
Rohit Sharma right now:
Will they play me, will they play me not
— The Night's Watch (@Doctorr_Saab) August 6, 2017
— CricketCasanova Buzz (@cricketsourabh) August 6, 2017
They banned Sir Jadeja
He'll ban Test Cricket some day,
— Abhijeet (@TheYorkerBall) August 6, 2017
— MS Dhoni 7781 (@msdhoni_7781) August 6, 2017
Will be great to see Kuldeep in the XI at Pallekele after Jadeja's unfortunate suspension #SLvIND
— Pramod Ananth (@pramz) August 6, 2017
Jadeja: I don't wanna play next test as if we won the series
Kohli: I can't bro, help yourself
Jadeja: Bola na nahi khelna BC
— Godman Chikna (@Madan_Chikna) August 6, 2017
ICC's demerit point reached 5 in Sir Jadeja's book. Beware!!! https://t.co/RB4DGxF29E
— Faad Dunga BC (@naalaYUCK) August 6, 2017
Whoa! An hour after being named MoM in the Test, Jadeja is tossed out of the next. Chance for Kuldeep, though. https://t.co/QRkMk9UFqC
— Neeran Karnik (@neeran) August 6, 2017
Jadeja is alleged to have thrown an object at or in the direction of another player or offical, an ICC statement read. #IndvsSL
— Aayush Tripathi (@imAayush1802) August 6, 2017
Ravendra jadeja reaction when he suspended for next test pic.twitter.com/JTx5cRAug1
— pramod Bagade (@pramodbagade1) August 6, 2017
On the day India won Test and Jadeja was Named MOM, he is banned from playing 3rd Test for breach of ICC code of conduct https://t.co/rvoDpr72M5
— Cricketwallah (@cricketwallah) August 6, 2017
I wouldn't say that test cricket is dying, but would just tell you that Ravinder Jadeja is the top ranked test bowler at the moment.
— Rofl Gandhi (@RoflGandhi_) August 6, 2017
Ravinder Jadeja : Mujhe nahi khelna next test.
ICC : Ja de ja, ji le apni zindagi ?
— Dr. Gill (@ikpsgill1) August 6, 2017
I am puzzled by the Jadeja ban. It didn't seem dangerous to me. Seems harsh
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) August 6, 2017
Sir he, like Rabada recently, hasn't been banned due to one incident. It is due to combination of two incidents/offences.
— Mazher Arshad (@MazherArshad) August 6, 2017