The ongoing Border Gavaskar Trophy series between India and Australia hasn’t really been a cracker of a contest. The first two games of the BGT series finished well within three days, which literally goes to showcase the sheer dominance of Team India in Test cricket.
Team India chipped in with an emphatic win in the Nagpur Test as they won by an innings and 132 runs. Ravindra Jadeja pulled off an all-round masterclass as he not only bagged his eleventh fifer in Tests but also scored 70 runs in the first innings.
Overall, he ended the first Test with seven wickets to his credit. He was named the man of the match for his impeccable contribution. Jadeja continued to wreak havoc on Australia’s batting line-up in the second Test match at Arun Jaitley Stadium in Delhi.
Jadeja accounted for three dismissals in the first innings. He upped his ante to a massive extent in the second innings as he went on to take seven wickets. Jadeja pocketed as many as ten wickets to his name and was named the player of the match once again.
Axar Patel’s hilarious question leaves Ravindra Jadeja in stitches
In a video posted on the BCCI.tv, India’s all-rounders namely, Ravindra Jadeja and Axar Patel could be seen having a conversation. Axar Patel decided to make the moment a little more interesting as he decided to throw a hilarious question to Ravindra Jadeja.
The all-rounder’s amusing question left Ravindra Jadeja in splits. So far in the first two Tests, the likes of Ravindra Jadeja and Ravichandran Ashwin thoroughly dominated the game, which also meant that there were literally not many opportunities for Axar Patel to take wickets.
Jadeja and Ashwin took more wickets for Team India. On the other hand, Axar took just one wicket in the series so far but let’s not forget his contributions with the bat as he scored 84 and 74 in the first and second Test.
Axar Patel: “Sir, I am not getting the chance to bowl. You don’t want me to bowl or what? Is that the reason why you are bowling so well?” The duo were caught laughing in the video clip. Ravindra Jadeja also had some interesting things to say.
Ravindra Jadeja: “If the wicket is like this in India, it feels good. A spinner’s role and responsibility increase. Their batting is such that they prefer sweep and reverse-sweep. So, I tried to bowl at the stumps. If they missed it, the deliveries which would stay low would hit the stumps. Luckily, that happened today. In five of the dismissals, we heard a good sound of the ball hitting the stumps.”