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Ravindra Jadeja Dedicated His Maiden Test Century To His Mother

Ravindra Jadeja scored his maiden international hundred on Friday on Day 2 of the opening Test against West Indies in Rajkot. Ravindra Jadeja remained not out at 100 on playing in his 38th Test match in front of his home crowd.

Ravindra Jadeja reached that three-figure mark in 132 balls. Jadeja took 9 years and 218 matches across formats to achieve the feat. Ravindra Jadeja was in the 90s with number eleven Mohammed Shami, but that did not put extra pressure on him.

After the match, Ravindra Jadeja said he is delighted and want to dedicate this knock to his mother because her mother always wanted him to play for India.

He also added that she is no longer alive, but there is nothing more valuable than he could have gifted his mother.

Ravindra Jadeja Dedicated His Maiden Test Century To His Mother
Ravindra Jadeja Dedicated His Maiden Test Century To His Mother (Picture Source: indianexpress.com)

Ravindra Jadeja even took a wicket off the first ball he bowled in the match and also effected a run-out. The all-rounder celebrated his hundred with his trademark sword swing as India declared their first innings at 649/9.

West Indies only managed to score 94 for the loss of six wickets on the scoreboard at the end of the second day’s game at Rajkot.

Ravindra Jadeja, who remained 100 not out off 132 balls, received a standing ovation from the dressing room and was hugely applauded by the crowd, which saw two of their heroes in Cheteshwar Pujara and Ravindra Jadeja score big runs.

And at the end of day’s play, Jadeja admitted what is meant for him scoring a hundred after nine years of international cricket. But all’s well that ends well, and Jadeja was all smiles. Not log after, he removed Ambris.

Spectator turnout for first Test has been modest about which Ravindra Jadeja felt it could be due to the unrelenting heat in Rajkot.

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