As Chennai Super Kings managed to secure their second victory in the ongoing edition of Indian Premier League over a woeful Rajasthan Royals, if there was one man who once again proved to be absolutely indispensable for the three-time champions, it was Ravindra Jadeja.
After being put to bat by Royals, Chennai managed to post a mammoth 188 despite a pedestal showdown in the middle and a landslide of scalps in quick succession.
Once Dhoni was removed by Chetan Sakariya, things seemed to be way too bleak for the Kings. Jadeja was shuffling restlessly in the middle while Sam Curran tried to break free.
After Jadeja departed, it was all down to Curran and Bravo and the duo managed to pack a powerful punch before Sam Curran was removed.
Bravo continued the war until the very end and helped Chennai post a rippling 188 on the boards.
Rajasthan was intially off to a blinder, thanks to Manan Vohra and Jos Buttler, however, they soon came a cropper as Sam Curran struck twice in quick succession. Things started spinning out of control as the Chennai bowlers ran roughshod over their counterparts.
In the midst of all the din and cacophony, if there was one persistent name that led the carnage on the Royals scorecard, it was Ravindra Jadeja.
The effort that he put in the field was excellent to say the least and his bowling was equally dazzling that left the Royals teetering along the fringes of a landslide.
Alongside the two wickets and the countless runs saved by the extraordinary agility of Jadeja flying around in the field, he managed to register four crucial catches that sent Royals spinning in a vortex of entropy.
Twitter couldn’t simply stop adulating India’s champion fielder who made life a living hell for the Royals with his brilliant spell and a display in the field so herculean that would have made Jonty Rhodes smirk somewhere.
First innings: CSK vs RR
Second innings: Jadeja vs RR
— Broken Cricket (@BrokenCricket) April 19, 2021
— IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) April 19, 2021
— Wisden India (@WisdenIndia) April 19, 2021
Ravindra Jadeja is having some day on the field tonight. pic.twitter.com/0V9JhEHoXn
— Mufaddal Vohra (@mufaddal_vohra) April 19, 2021
— Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) April 19, 2021
Ravindra Jadeja is literally running around the whole ground, smiling like a kid while chasing the ball. How can someone be filled with so much energy and enthusiasm.
(@internetumpire) April 19, 2021
— Chennai Super Kings – Mask P?du Whistle P?du! (@ChennaiIPL) April 19, 2021
Faf du Plessis, Ravindra Jadeja and Suresh Raina together on the field shouldn't be legal.
(@internetumpire) April 16, 2021
#Jadeja – Batting , Bowling , Catches and Fielding..
One man army!
— Ramesh Bala (@rameshlaus) April 19, 2021
Just an usual Ravindra Jadeja stunning take. What an athlete. pic.twitter.com/y7wecdF7ia
— Mufaddal Vohra (@mufaddal_vohra) April 16, 2021