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Local hero! Ravindra Jadeja scores gritty century in Rajkot on comeback from injury

Local hero! Ravindra Jadeja scores gritty century in Rajkot on comeback from injury

This was Jadeja's second Test century at his home ground, and out of the four tons he's scored in Test cricket, two have come against England.

What a player Ravindra Jadeja is! The world’s best all-rounder has shown everyone why he is rated so highly by scoring a gritty century and putting on top at the end of the first day’s play in the India vs England 3rd Test. Playing at his home ground, Jadeja notched up his 4th Test century and the second at the Rajkot Stadium.

The local hero brought up his second century against England in just 198 balls. And as is the case, the all-rounder pulled out his famous sword to celebrate the special moment. This match-saving ton consisted of 7 boundaries and 2 maximums, as he safely took Inia from 33/3 to 315/5 by the time he reached the landmark.

Ravindra Jadeja rescue’s India

He rescued the India cricket team from a collapse after they lost Yashasvi Jaiswal, Shubman Gill, and Rajat Patidar in the first session. That’s when he took control of things. While Rohit Sharma played the role of the aggressor, he kept the bowlers in check, grinding his way toward a well-earned fifty.

Rohit departed with Ravindra Jadeja at 84, but that didn’t faze the all-rounder. Joined by Sarfaraz Khan in the middle, Jadeja continued to bat with the same precision and poise as he had done throughout his stay in the middle. Although a mistake by Jadeja saw Sarfaraz get out, he eventually reached his ton in 198 balls.

The batter, who was ruled out after suffering a leg injury in the first Test, has roared back in style. Playing at his home ground, everyone had high expectations from him, and Ravindra Jadeja did not disappoint.

With Virat Kohli and KL Rahul out, Jadeja had a lot of responsibility on his shoulders. Being the most experienced batter in the squad, his century has put the Indian cricket team in prime position for winning the India vs England 3rd Test.

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