India’s veteran all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja was not part of the white-ball series against West Indies. The all-rounder was not completely fit and as a result, he could not feature against the Caribbeans. However, he made a stellar comeback in the T20I series opener against Sri Lanka in Lucknow.
Ravindra Jadeja did make his presence count as a bowler and fielder. He was sharp and decisive on the field while also taking a wicket to his name. Jadeja bowled his quota of 4 overs where he conceded 28 runs at an economy of 7. Besides that, he dismissed dangerman Dinesh Chandimal.
Soon after taking his wicket, Jadeja was seen bringing up Allu Arjun’s Thaggede Le gesture. The video clip of Jadeja performing the gesture has gone viral on social media. Even the commentator was impressed by Ravindra Jadeja’s celebration.
Ravindra Jadeja performs ‘Thaggede Le’ gesture against Sri Lanka
The phrase “Thaggede Le” refers to “I will not bow down”. This popular phrase became viral in the Pushpa: The Rise movie. Since then, cricketers from all across the world have been performing Pushpa dance steps and gestures. The video clips of the same spread like wildfire on social media.
Recently, during the first T20I, Ravindra Jadeja got the better of Dinesh Chandimal in the second ball of the 10th over. Chandimal looked dangerous when he hit Jadeja into orbit for a maximum. However, Jadeja made a superb comeback by getting rid of him in the 10th over.
Chandimal tried to step down the track to play a big shot but ended up missing it completely. Meanwhile, the young wicketkeeper, Ishan Kishan collected the ball and affected a brilliant stumping to dismiss Chandimal for 10 runs. As soon as Jadeja performed the gesture, the commentator was heard saying, “Ravindra Pushpa”.
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Team India posted 199/2 in 20 overs. Ishan Kishan top-scored with 89 off 56 balls including 10 boundaries and 3 maximums. In response, Sri Lanka could score 137/6 in 20 overs and lost the game by 62 runs. India took a 1-0 lead in the three-match T20I series.