India may have lost a chance to lift the World Cup this year, however there are a lot of performances to cherish about.
The way Ravindra Jadeja a No.8 batsmen batted keeping India’s hopes alive was fantastic. He walked out to bat after India had lost Hardik Pandya for 32 in the 31st over and joined MS Dhoni when India were reeling at 92 for 6.
The all-rounders 59-ball 79 innings garnered respect from fans as well as critics.
In a post match presentation, India captain Virat Kohli also lauded Jadeja for his crucial innings.
“Jadeja had a really good couple of games and it’s his performances that are a huge positive. New Zealand deserve it, they put us under more pressure,” Kohli said.
Former India cricketer turned commentator Sanjay Manjrekar, who had called Ravindra Jadeja a ”bits and pieces cricketer’ also appreciated the left-hander for his brave knock.
Sanjar Manjrekar wrote on Twitter, “Well played Jadeja” and added a wink at the end of his tweet
Well played Jadeja! 😉
— Sanjay Manjrekar (@sanjaymanjrekar) July 10, 2019
Jadeja was not included in the first eight games of India’s World Cup campaign until it was for India’s final group-stage match against Sri Lanka. But he did make a few appearances as 12th man, a substitute and fielded wonderfully.