After Rishabh Pant stunned everyone with his counter-attacking knock of 146 on Day 1 of the fifth Test between India and England, Ravindra Jadeja made everyone stand and applaud for himself as the batter scored a magnificent hundred. Jadeja reached his first overseas hundred with an impactful shot that took the ball to the boundary ropes.
Ravindra Jadeja slapped a wide ball from Matthew Potts to get to his century on Day 2 of the Test. After completing his century, the southpaw brought out his famous ‘sword celebration’ to celebrate his third Test hundred. After enacting his ‘sword celebration’ Ravindra Jadeja then took off the helmet to acknowledge the applause from the crowd and his teammates.
Watch the video here:
— Jemi_forlife (@jemi_forlife) July 2, 2022
Sir Jadeja, you’re magnificent!
This knock from Jadeja earned praise for him from all corners. From fans to former cricketers, everyone applauded the all-rounder for his valuable knock of 104. Former India leg-spinner Amit Mishra was all praise for the Indian batter as he called him magnificent.
“He came when all the big guns failed, absorbed all the pressure, contributed in a partnership and then scored a wonderful hundred. This has been one of the most mature innings I’ve seen. Sir Jadeja, you are magnificent!” tweeted Mishra.
He came when all the big guns failed, absorbed all the pressure, contributed in a partnership and then scored a wonderful hundred. This has been one of the most mature innings I’ve seen. Sir Jadeja, you are magnificent! #EngvsInd pic.twitter.com/5KeFNfJmLU
— Amit Mishra (@MishiAmit) July 2, 2022
Check out other reactions as well.
JADEJA that’s one of the best inn.. what a 100 .. Keep the flag high .. @imjadeja very proud of you ?
— Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) July 2, 2022
Forget his 242 Test wickets for a while and just applaud @imjadeja for the discipline and class he’s shown to get a Test 100 in England – in testing and very adverse conditions with the game sense that will define him for years to come #INDvsENG #Jadeja
— Vikrant Gupta (@vikrantgupta73) July 2, 2022
This is one of the best knocks I've seen from Jadeja. Incredible how he rebuilt his batting.
— Jarrod Kimber (@ajarrodkimber) July 2, 2022
Played Jadeja. The joy on the face of his team mates said it all.
— Ian Raphael Bishop (@irbishi) July 2, 2022
— Wasim Jaffer (@WasimJaffer14) July 2, 2022
— S.Badrinath (@s_badrinath) July 1, 2022
Averaging 38 with the bat and 24 with the ball in Test cricket after 60 test matches, arguably one of the greatest spin bowling all-rounder to have played the game, Ravindra Jadeja. An outstanding 100 this.
— Venkatesh Prasad (@venkateshprasad) July 2, 2022