Ace all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja, who is currently out of action owing to an injury, is contemplating a retirement from the longest-format of the game. If reports are to be believed true, Jadeja is likely to be out of action for a significant period.
Incidentally, Ravindra Jadeja copped up a blow on his knee during the first Test against New Zealand at the Green Park in Kanpur. The injury ruled him out of the second Test and was later left out of the 18-member squad for the series against South Africa. Considering the magnitude of his injury, the Saurashtra all-rounder is likely to remain out of action for four to six months if he undergoes a surgery.
Meanwhile, as per reports in Dainik Jagran, one of Jadeja’s teammates have revealed the all-rounder is planning to retire from Test cricket to prolong his career in white ball formats of the game. It comes as a surprise considering that Jadeja is an integral part of India’s Test side and has been largely responsible for their growth in the last couple of years.
Jayant Yadav retains Test spot after Jadeja’s injury
With Ravindra Jadeja and Axar Patel ruled out due to injuries, Jayant Yadav, who played the second Test against New Zealand at the Wankhede Stadium, has retained his spot for the series against the Proteas. The off-spinning all-rounder will travel as the second spinner after Ravichandran Ashwin.
Speaking of the squad, Rohit Sharma and Rishabh Pant have returned to the squad alongside pacers Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammed Shami. KL Rahul, who was ruled out of the New Zealand series, has also made a return to the 18-member squad.
The three-match Test series will kickstart from December 26 in Centurion followed by games on Johannesburg and Cape Town.