On Day 2 of the ongoing first Test against Sri Lanka at PCA Stadium in Mohali, India’s batters yet again put in a strong performance to keep the domination over the tourists. Star all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja led the way, smashing his second Test century.
Jadeja accomplished the landmark when he pushed a ball bowled by Lasith Embuldeniya to covers in the 111th over. Jadeja, who was termed rockstar by legendary Shane Warne, brought out his classic sword celebration upon reaching the triple-figure mark.
Overnight on 45, Jadeja found the going comfortable on the second morning. Sri Lanka missed the presence of Lahiru Kumara, who had left the field midway on the first evening. The visitors struggled to contain a free-flowing partnership and couldn’t stop Jaddu from keeping the run-rate high.
Jadeja was unbeaten on 102 as India reached 468/7 at lunch on the second day. The left-handed batter formed a crucial partnership of 130 runs with another all-rounder Ravichandran Ashwin, who made 61 before getting dismissed by Suranga Lakmal.
Here is how Twitter reacted:
💯@imjadeja brings up his 2nd Test CENTURY 👏👏.
— BCCI (@BCCI) 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
Sir Jadeja. Take a bow 🙇
The best all-rounder in Tests right now… #IndvSL
— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) March 5, 2022
100* off 160. Rockstar Jadeja. You’ve made him proud. ❤️
— Rajasthan Royals (@rajasthanroyals) March 5, 2022
Measured and clinical Test hundred. Jadeja needed to add a couple more Test hundreds. He has got one here.
— Bharath Ramaraj (@Fancricket12) March 5, 2022
— Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) March 5, 2022
Hundred for “The Rockstar.” The man who coined this term would’ve been mighty proud of Ravindra Jadeja
— Sarang Bhalerao (@bhaleraosarang) March 5, 2022
Starting Saturday with a -shing 💯
A splendid 2nd Test century for @imjadeja! 💙
— KolkataKnightRiders (@KKRiders) March 5, 2022
What a knock from Ravindra Jadeja as he brings up his second Test century 🙌
— ICC (@ICC) March 5, 2022
Best all-rounder in the world: Ravindra Jadeja
Take a bow🙌#INDvSL
— Subhayan Chakraborty (@CricSubhayan) March 5, 2022
— Chennai Super Kings – Mask P😷du Whistle P🥳du! (@ChennaiIPL) March 5, 2022
1️⃣9️⃣th Test half-century for Ravindra Jadeja! 👏
— SunRisers Hyderabad (@SunRisers) March 5, 2022
Ravindra Jadeja has to be the most improved batsmen in the last 2-3 years. #INDvSL
— Rahul Rawat (@rawatrahul9) March 5, 2022
Whole dressing rooms and crowds all appreciated and applause for Ravindra Jadeja when he completes his Hundred. pic.twitter.com/8dzpDaBL8l
— CricketMAN2 (@ImTanujSingh) March 5, 2022
— Hammid Saaho (@saaho_hammid) March 5, 2022
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