Ravindra Jadeja, who returned to ODI cricket after about 8 months, not only took a tremendous catch, but also made two big Australian batsmen his prey and bowled tightly by giving only 46 runs in 9 overs.
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Mumbai: When the Australian team comes in front of Team India’s star all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja, his performance becomes even better. Whether it is about batting, bowling or fielding, Jadeja does wonders against Australia. In the Border-Gavaskar Trophy Test series that ended a few days ago, Jadeja played a big role in helping Team India win the series with his bowling. Now the ODI series has started and in the very first match, Jadeja showed his brilliance. Jadeja not only took the wicket, but actually looted the party with a sensational catch, on which the entire Wankhede Stadium swooned.
In the first match of the ODI series on Friday, March 17, the bowlers and fielders were on fire. While Mohammed Siraj and Mohammed Shami wreaked havoc on behalf of Team India, for Australia, left-arm fast bowler Mitchell Starc troubled the batsmen. Amidst all this, Ravindra Jadeja also took the wicket of Mitchell Marsh, who was batting explosively.
Jadeja’s sensational catch
Then came the 23rd over, which increased the noise in the stadium. On the fourth ball of this over of Kuldeep Yadav, Marnus Labushen played a cut shot but Ravindra Jadeja, posted at backward point, did the same, for which he is famous. Considered to be the best fielder in the world, Jadeja swiftly made a long dive to his right and caught the ball in his hands a few inches before the ground.
Every player and every spectator present in the stadium was surprised and Team India started celebrating by surrounding Jadeja.
No doubt he is best Fielder in the world 🔥🔥#RavindraJadeja #INDvsAUS pic.twitter.com/TgfPXFsSOw
— Dennis🕸 (@DenissForReal) Mar 17, 2023
Marsh and Maxwell hunted
Jadeja, who played ODI cricket for the first time after July 2022, also impressed with his bowling during this innings. The left-arm Indian spinner gave only 46 runs in his 9 overs and took two big wickets. First, Jadeja made Marsh (81) his victim, who was heading towards a century and was proving to be the biggest headache for India. Then he dealt with explosive batsman Glenn Maxwell (8) cheaply.