Ravindra Jadeja considering Test retirement to prolong his white ball career; Reports

Ravinda Jadeja

India’s swashbuckling all rounder Ravindra Jadeja who has been instrumental for Men in Blue in all three formats of the game might consider taking retirement from Test cricket in order to prolong his White ball career as the ace player is recently injured and couldn’t be available for upcoming Proteas tour which is all set to take place in December 2021.

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Taking about his staggering number in Test cricket, left hander has featured in 57 Tests where he has scored 2195 runs at a staggering average of 33.76 as a bowler in the longest format of the game he has clinched 232 wickets at an average of under 25 with an economy of 2.41. Jadeja also holds a unique record in Test cricket where he clinched fastest 200 wickets in his 44th appearance in 2019.

Jadeja’s ability on the field is unmatched in Indian cricket at the moment and with his quick reflexes even those batters who are quick between the wickets doesn’t take chance against him. Of late Jadeja has batted at number 5th spot in place of Ajinkya Rahane as the latter has seen vast slump in his form where he averages close to 23 in last 2 years. 

Jadeja has been the canny operator with the ball and something which he does the best as bowler he doesn’t let batter to settle in quickly with his short run up and in home conditions he has been exceptional as a bowler and the way Kohli has used him as a bowler in the longest format of the game deserves a huge round of applause. 

India is all set to tour South Africa for three match ODI and Test series and the T20 series which was supposed to be played between these two sides has been scrapped now due to emerging COVID-19 variant which has been prevalent in South Africa these days and the reason BCCI agreed to tour Proteas after CSA assured former about water tight bio-secure bubble which will be kept in place at hotels where Men in Blue will be staying.