WATCH: Ravindra Jadeja’s act almost gifted Windies a wicket
In what was one of the most ridiculous incidents in cricket history, Ravindra Jadeja’s antics during the Rajkot Test stunned his teammates completely which almost gifted Windies a wicket. Jadeja tried to do something out-of-the-box in the build-up to the run-out. Though his plan turned out well, skipper Virat Kohli, Ravichandran Ashwin and few others were not really convinced by his trick.
The incident took place in the 12th over of the Windies innings and the tourists were reeling at 32 for the loss of 3 wickets. Shimron Hetmyer stroked one from Ravi Ashwin’s bowling to mid-on region and there was a mix-up between him and Sunil Ambris.
Being short of the crease, non-striker Ambris quickly made his way to the striker’s end but Shimron hesitated a bit. Ambris who made his all the way reached the striker’s end before Shimron. The latter had no other option left but to reach the other end. It was when Jadeja’s act came into play where he took some time to whip the bails off.
After grabbing the ball, he was seen walking towards the stumps. His teammates wondered he would hit the stumps quickly but Jadeja did something silly which nobody expected him to do especially in a serious situation.
The moment he realised that Shimron was running quickly, Jadeja quickly threw the ball at the stumps at a tough angle. But the question is what if he had not hit the stumps? Why would he have to risk himself at the last second to make things complicated? He could have easily walked and whipped the bails off at the first place. Apart from Kohli, even Ashwin too shouted at Jadeja’s act guessing what could have happened if things wouldn’t have gone well.
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— Shivam Sharma (@Oye_Jahazi) October 5, 2018
The Indian skipper would hope that Jadeja wouldn’t get involved in doing this silly thing again. With the bat, Jadeja was spectacular. Many times, he played crucial knocks but missed out on a century but this time, Jadeja made sure that he got to his maiden Test ton. His included a flurry of 5 fours and 5 towering sixes. After his stellar heroics with the bat, he proved his worth with the ball too as he picked one wicket to his name.