Following the highly impressive seven-wicket win for India against Bangladesh in the ODI World Cup 2023, the Indian players in the dressing room were spotted shouting and whistling as Ravindra Jadeja won the “Best Fielder” medal, on Thursday, October 19. At the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Pune, the Men in Blue clinched their fourth straight victory in the round-robin stage, to stay in second place on the points table behind New Zealand on NRR.
For the unversed, it was the stand-in captain of Bangladesh, Najmul Hossain Shanto, who put India into bowling first after getting the toss right. After a slow start in the first five overs of the innings, the openers Tanzid Hasan and Litton Das put the foot on the accelerator, to take the score to 93 in the 15th over, while bringing up their respective fifties.
But then, a flurry of wickets from Kuldeep Yadav and Ravindra Jadeja brought India back into the contest. The experienced duo of Mushfiqur Rahim and Mahmadullah managed to resurrect the Bangladesh innings and helped them put up a score of 256/8 in their allotted 50 overs.
The run chase for India was exemplary from start to finish, with the captain Rohit Sharma and Shubman Gill giving it the initial impetus. Virat Kohli stayed not out till the end, scoring his 48th ODI hundred, his first in the ODI World Cup in eight years, to take the hosts over the line against Bangladesh.
Watch the video of Ravindra Jadeja receiving the "Best Fielder" medal here:
After the match was completed, T Dilip, the Indian fielding coach, took up the mantle of declaring the winner of the “Best Fielder” medal from the match against Bangladesh in the ODI World Cup 2023. He pointed at the LED scoreboard in the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Pune, where Ravindra Jadeja was displayed as the new winner to the sheer joy of the Indian players before the cricketer shared his award with the coach in a beautiful gesture.