Indian star all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja has joined the national side's bio-bubble at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Mumbai on Monday. The 32-year-old played his last international match in January against Australia where he sustained a horrific thumb injury which ruled him out for the subsequent England series as well.
While all the fans were worried if Jadeja will be fit for the all-important WTC final or not, the southpaw underwent surgery, did his rehab at NCA and made his comeback to competitive cricket in IPL 2021. And much to the delight of everyone, he was at his absolute best as he wreaked havoc with his all-round skills while playing for Chennai Super Kings. As Jadeja proved his fitness during the tournament, he was named in the Test squad as India get set to leave for England on June 2.
Journey started: Jadeja on his return
The 32-year-old joined the bio-bubble of Indian contingent in Mumbai on Monday. As he began his quarantine, he posted selfies of him on Instagram in his dazzling red t-shirt and stylish cap and added a caption, "Journey started." The all-rounder looked absolutely determined as he prepares to return on field for India in the WTC final against New Zealand, which is less than a month's time from now.
Virat and Co. also join the bubble in Mumbai
BCCI had asked all the players and staff members living in or around Mumbai to report to the hotel by May 24. Apart from Jadeja, head coach Ravi Shastri and other players like Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, Ajinkya Rahane, Prasidh Krishna and Wriddhiman Saha have also started their quarantine on Monday. They have joined other members in the bubble who had already reported on Wednesday. With all the men's and women's team staff members and players now in Mumbai, the whole contingent is set to fly to UK together on a chartered flight on June 2.