‘First Name on Any Team Sheet’: Massive Praise from Michael Vaughan for ‘Brilliant’ Ravindra Jadeja | Locust
Former England captain Michael Vaughan praised Ravindra Jadeja as the Indian all-rounder on Friday became the fifth Indian cricketer and the fifth fastest in the world to achieve the double of 2,000 test runs and pick up 200 counters.
Jadeja has scored an important half-century and forged a valuable 60-point sixth wicket partnership with KL Rahul to take India in the lead. Jadeja scored 56 of 81 balls with eight fours and a six before losing her wicket to Ollie Robinson while pressing for quick runs.
In a tweet, Vaughan called Jadeja a “brilliant cricketer” and said the all-rounder from India was the “first name on any squad sheet”. “Brilliant Cricketer @imjadeja !!! First name on any team sheet … #ENGvsIND,” he tweeted.
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The tweet comes after Jadeja entered an elite roster on Friday. Jadeja, with a glorious frontier went to 2000 test races with a glorious frontier. With it, Jadeja joined Ian Botham, Kapil Dev, Imran Khan and R Ashwin as the five fastest cricketers to achieve double the 2,000 test runs and 200 test wickets. Jadeja got there in 53 Tests, behind Botham (42), Kapil (50), Imran (50) and his teammate Ashwin (51).
Jadeja was chosen ahead of Ashwin for the test match, a decision that raised some eyebrows and sparked debate. But India seems to have seen a reason to play Jadeja ahead of Ashwin. A statistical look between Jadeja before 2019 and since 2019 gives a clear picture of the quality of the Indian all-rounder over the past two years in testing.
Prior to 2019, Jadeja had competed 40 Tests for India, scoring 1404 points with an average of 31.20 with one century and nine fifty. However, since 2019, Jadeja’s stick has peaked as he scored 581 points on 12 tests, averaging 52.81 with six half centuries.