After an intriguing day of Test cricket between India and Sri Lanka on Friday, the second day of the first Test saw Ravindra Jadeja dominate the proceedings. Despite making a comeback after an injury, it looked like the all-rounder never really left. While the pundits and fans expected a close contest, Jadeja came out with all “swords blazing”.
After putting on a crucial partnership with Rishabh Pant on the first day of the Test, the southpaw came together with Ravichandran Ashwin to produce a massive partnership. Although he was dismissed after scoring a half-century, Jadeja went on to score a brilliant century. He reached the three-figure mark during the first session of the second day.
He looked really confident, and took all the Sri Lankan bowlers to the cleaners. The fact that his hundred came just a day after the tragic demise of the legendary Shane Warne, who had coincidentally nicknamed Jadeja “Rockstar” comes as a perfect tribute.
India 468/7 at Lunch on Day two
Thus, Warne would definitely be smiling from the heavens. After scoring a hundred off his 160th delivery, the “Rockstar” showcased his unique sword celebration, which got the helmet shield as well. So far, Jadeja has hit 10 boundaries.
He looks in no mood to stop and thus, it wouldn’t be surprising if he continues to play the big shots. The first session on Day two belonged to the hosts as they managed to score 111 runs, and lost just the one wicket. Thus, India are currently 468/7.
Jadeja’s improvement as a batter was clearly visible on Saturday. Thus, several Twitter users went on to appreciate his knock. They praised his batting performance, and cited the fact that he has significantly worked on his batting. As he’s currently batting on 102, it will be exciting to see how many more runs he ends up scoring.
100* off 160. Rockstar Jadeja. You’ve made him proud. ❤️
— Rajasthan Royals (@rajasthanroyals) March 5, 2022
— Kris Srikkanth (@KrisSrikkanth) March 5, 2022
Sir Jadeja. Take a bow 🙇
The best all-rounder in Tests right now… #IndvSL
— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) March 5, 2022
— Irfan Pathan (@IrfanPathan) March 5, 2022
We all talk about how #Jadeja is the most improved cricketer across formats in recent times. Jaddu showed it once again from playing second fiddle to Pant yesterday and today how to accumulate runs without any fuss. Well done #SirJadeja pic.twitter.com/IT3deDVmir
— parthiv patel (@parthiv9) March 5, 2022
a fitting tribute by the rockstar to the man who christened him rockstar #INDvSL
— Gaurav Kalra (@gauravkalra75) March 5, 2022
— CricTracker (@Cricketracker) March 5, 2022
Ravindra Jadeja gets to his century. Devastated that his Rajasthan Royals captain is not around to congratulate the man he christened 'Rockstar Jadeja.'
— Joy Bhattacharjya (@joybhattacharj) March 5, 2022
Ravindra Jadeja OP 🙌
— Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) March 5, 2022
— Lucknow Super Giants (@LucknowIPL) March 5, 2022
Well crafted century @imjadeja, has helped into a near unassailable situation 👏👏
— Cricketwallah (@cricketwallah) March 5, 2022
Ravindra Jadeja and R Ashwin have batted together in Tests on 15 occasions.
On two occasions they have added 50-plus stands…
97 (7th wkt) vs England at Mohali in 2016
130 (7th wkt) vs Sri Lanka at Mohali in 2022#IndvSL #IndvsSL
— Mohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) March 5, 2022
Ravindra Jadeja is a rockstar.
Shane Warne knew it as far back as 2008, when Jadeja was a fresh Under-19 graduate.
— Saurabh Somani (@saurabh_42) March 5, 2022
The Jadeja tutorial on how to convert 40s and 90s into a century.#INDvSL
— Gaurav Sethi (@BoredCricket) March 5, 2022
WARRIOR MODE 🔛! ⚔️
Ravindra Jadeja brings up his second century in Test match cricket.
— Royal Challengers Bangalore (@RCBTweets) March 5, 2022