Indian cricket team’s star all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja made a solid comeback after an injury break and helped the nation take a 1-0 lead in their ICC World Test Championship series against the Sri Lankan cricket team. Jadeja was in excellent touch in both departments during the Test match at the Punjab Cricket Association IS Bindra Stadium in Mohali.
Rohit Sharma won the toss and decided to bat first. The decision worked in the Indian team’s favor as most of the batters got off to good starts. However, only Ravindra was able to convert his start into a century. He remained not out on 175 when Team India declared the first innings.
At first, many fans were unhappy when the team management declared the innings with Jadeja only 25 runs short of his double century. However, later on, it was revealed that it was Ravindra Jadeja himself who made the call for the declaration.
After the batting performance, Jadeja scalped a five-wicket haul and a four-wicket haul in the bowling department to stun the Sri Lankan batters. The all-round brilliance from Jadeja helped the Indian cricket team win the match by an innings and 222 runs.
“To be honest I don’t know about any stat. Feeling very good, happy to score runs and pick wickets for the team,” Jadeja had said after winning the Man of the Match award.
The ICC named Ravindra Jadeja as the number one all-rounder in Test Rankings earlier today
The International Cricket Council (ICC) updated the men’s player rankings earlier today. Jadeja, who was 18th before the ICC World Test Championship series against the Sri Lankan cricket team, is now at the helm of the rankings.
Fans on Twitter were overjoyed after seeing Jadeja rise to the top. Here are some of the top Twitter reactions to Jadeja becoming number one all-rounder.
Numero Uno ☝️in ICC Test rankings for all-rounders 🔝🌟@imjadeja | #TeamIndia 🇮🇳 pic.twitter.com/h0MrlinjxNAdvertisement
— BCCI (@BCCI) March 9, 2022
World Number 1 All-rounder "Rockstar", Jaddu! 👑 pic.twitter.com/LBLuEpdvVZ
— Arya Veer (@AryaVeer7441927) March 9, 2022Advertisement
Noone else deserves to be on that spot right now! Undoubtedly the best all-rounder in the World right now, #RavindraJadeja. What a solid comeback after injury! https://t.co/mPYrTkwa5FAdvertisement
— Tanishq Sharma (@Tanishq72) March 9, 2022
Well deserved 👏🏾 https://t.co/cjXlQk7NKc
— Mr.Jucks (@MrJucks) March 9, 2022Advertisement
As he should be https://t.co/XpkigTD18QAdvertisement
— Pat176 (@Patrick17_6) March 9, 2022
Can't think of something more well deserved than this https://t.co/VxK8tNBRls
— Prashanth S (@ps_it_is) March 9, 2022Advertisement
FINALLY. KING WHERE HE OUGHT TO BE https://t.co/blfKdbon9tAdvertisement
— Samriddhi🎶 (@SamSingh1312) March 9, 2022
That’s Sir Jadeja's Era and we are living in it 👀✌🏻❤️ https://t.co/LKTJsRGxU0
— The Winter Guy ❄️ (@The_WinterGuy) March 9, 2022Advertisement
Bow to the king 👑 Sir jadeja 🙌🏻#ICC #RAVINDRAJADEJA https://t.co/Kr1dNbMoKGAdvertisement
— Adityasinh Chauhan (@Adityasinh05) March 9, 2022
Flying colours in Whites! All in All Jaddu 💪🔥#WhistlePodu 🦁💛 @imjadeja pic.twitter.com/uHoqag6HB3
— Chennai Super Kings – Mask P😷du Whistle P🥳du! (@ChennaiIPL) March 9, 2022Advertisement
What's Jadeja's @ICC Test All-rounder ranking? 😉👇#OneFamily #INDvSL @imjadeja pic.twitter.com/Icx9QmHRsxAdvertisement
— Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) March 9, 2022
Today , You are World's No.1 Test all rounder
— Diwakar¹⁸ (@diwakarkumar47) March 9, 2022Advertisement