Ravindra Jadeja has been the perfect all-rounder across formats for India in recent years. Against Sri Lanka at Mohali, the Saurashtra cricketer was in top batting form. He remained unbeaten on 175 and broke many records on the way. After the brilliant century against Sri Lanka, Ravindra Jadeja joins Kapil Dev in an elite list of major achievements in the game.
India is dominating the Mohali Test
Meanwhile, thanks to a solid batting show, Team India is dominating in Mohali against Sri Lanka. Batting first, although India lost a few wickets quickly, the likes of Rishabh Pant and Ravindra Jadeja displayed good form. While Pant got out on 96, Jaddu scored a daddy hundred and was there till the end. There were also vital contributions by Hanuma Vihari and R Ashwin. India declared the innings at 574-8.
The Sri Lankan Team has already lost four wickets. R Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, and Jasprit Bumrah have all found themselves in the wickets column. It will now be a tough task for Sri Lanka to even salvage a draw from here.
Ravindra Jadeja joins Kapil Dev in an elite list
Ravindra Jadeja has now entered the list of Indian players to have scored 5000 runs and collected 400 wickets in international cricket. The only other member of this list from India is Kapil Dev.
Ravindra Jadeja became only 2nd Indian after Kapil Dev to Score 5000 runs & pick 400 Wickets in Intl Cricket!#INDvsSL
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Kapil Dev, in Test cricket alone, has achieved this record. In ODI’s, he scored 3783 runs and collected 253 wickets. On the other hand, Ravindra Jadeja has taken 58 Tests, 168 ODIs and 57 T20Is to accomplish the record. He has scored most runs in ODI cricket but he will soon break this record in Tests. Jaddu has scored more than 2000 runs in both the traditional formats so far. In the wickets column, while he has crossed the 200 mark in Tests, he has taken 188 of them in ODIs. In T20I cricket, Jadeja has taken 48 wickets and scored 326 runs. Jadeja’s batting has peaked only in recent years. However, he still has many more years in him and hence, he could breach more records going forward.