Former Indian captain Sunil Gavaskar has taken a dig at star all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja for a no-ball delivery during the 1st day of the 3rd Test match between India and Australia. Gavaskar said that a spinner bowling ‘no-ball’ is unacceptable.
For the unversed, the incident took place in the 3rd over of the match itself when Australia was railing at 14-1 when Jadeja dismissed Marnus Labuschange to give India their second breakthrough during the 3rd Test match between India and Australia. However, as Labuschange was about to leave the ground, the umpire declared it a no-ball as Jadeja had over-stepped while bowling.
Sunil Gavaskar Slammed Ravindra Jadeja
After the delivery, Gavaskar who was doing the commentary duties, expressed his disappointment with Jadeja delivering the ‘no-ball’ to Marnus Labuschagne in 3rd over. Gavaskar said that it wasn’t acceptable from a spinner to bowl a no-ball and also asserted that this delivery could cost India. He said:
“This is not acceptable. He has couple of man of the match awards but a spinner bowling no ball… I think Paras Mhambrey has to sit down with him and make him bowl from behind. This could cost India,”
And as Gavaskar predicted, The wicket turned out to be a little costly for team India as Labuschagne and Usman Khawaja went on to set up a 96-run stand for the 2nd wicket. Lubuschagne was eventually dismissed for 31 runs by Jadeja.
Talking about the ongoing match, after losing 2 back-to-back Tests, Australia managed to make a stellar comeback as they outplayed India after surpassing their total of 109 runs in 1st innings after losing just 2 wickets. Earlier, the Indian cricket team batted first and got bowled out for just 109 runs in the 1st innings. Australia spinner Matthew Kuhnemann turned out to be the star of the game as he picked 5 wickets.
India is 2-0 ahead in the four-test series with the final match scheduled in Ahmedabad from March 9.
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