Happy Birthday Ravindra Jadeja: 4 unique records held by the all-rounder
First Published Dec 6, 2020, 11:43 AM IST
Ravindra Jadeja is one of the most prominent all-rounders for Team India right now. He is an established one across formats, while he has been in integral part of the teams he has played for in the Indian Premier League. He is celebrating his 32nd birthday.
On considering some of the most prominent all-rounders in world cricket right now, among the numerous names that pop-up to one's mind, India's Ravindra Jadeja is one name that has to come in. The Gujarat-based all-rounder has established himself in Team India, across formats, owing to his valuable contributions in both departments.
Jadeja is also a veteran in the Indian Premier League (IPL), having played an integral role in the success of the teams he has played for, to date. As he celebrates in 32nd birthday on Sunday, we take a look at some of the unique records he holds in the sport.
3 First-Class centuries: Jadeja has proved himself in the most extended format of the game, having played the best innings of 331, while he also has three triple-centuries to his name in the format. Consequently, he is the first Indian, besides being the eight overall, to possess the same.
2,000 runs and 150 wickets in ODIs: As for his stats in the ODIs, he has played 168 matches, scoring more than 2,400 runs and claiming more than 180 wickets. Incidentally, he happens to be only the third Indian to score more than 2,000 runs and claim 150 wickets at the same time, in the format.
He recently broke a 21-year-old record: In what could be considered a significant achievement by the southpaw, he, along with fellow Indian all-rounder Hardik Pandya, contributed to a 150-run stand for the sixth wicket, during the Wednesday's third ODI against Australia. In the process, he broke the previous Indian record for the same, of 123 runs, held by Sadagopal Ramesh and Robin Singh.
He recently broke MS Dhoni's record: In another notable achievement, recently, Jadeja scored a 23-ball 44 in the opening T20I against Australia, on Friday. As a result, he has now achieved the highest score by an Indian batting at number seven in the format, going past MS Dhoni's previous record of 38, in 2012.