IND vs SL: Ravindra Jadeja Breaks Kapil Dev’s 35-Year-Old Record

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During Day-2 of the 1st Test match between India vs Sri Lanka, Ravindra Jadeja has rewritten the history books. He has slammed his career-best with an unbeaten knock of 175 runs at Mohali and after this, he has now broken the 35-year-old Kapil Dev’s record of highest score by an Indian coming at No,7, or below in Test Cricket.

Former World-Cup-winning Indin skipper Kapil Dev has made an extraordinary knock of 163 against Sri Lanka at Kanpur and that was back in December 1986. Now Jadeja passed Kapil’s score while batting at No.7 and interestingly even he has scored them, Sri Lanka.

In IND vs SL Match Ravindra Jadeja Breaks Kapil Dev’s Record

Even Jadeja has now become the only 3rd Indian player to score an excess of 150 runs while batting at No.7 or below. This list includes Kapil Dev and Rishabh Pant who scored 150+ while batting at that position. Pant has scored 159 during a crucial match against Australia in Sydney during 2019.

unbeaten knock of Ravindra Jadeja

Jadeja was the only batsman in the Indian camp who reached the three-figure mark and with his help, India has posted a total of 574 runs. He would have reached 200 but skipper Rohit Sharma has declared the innings.

There were many questions that were raised on innings declaration – People on Twitter have trolled Rahul Dravid by Remembering a similar situation where Dravid has declared the innings when Sachin was on 194.

One of the fans said – “Multan Test, 2004: India declared with Sachin on 194*. Dravid was the captain. Mohali Test, 2022: India declared with Jadeja on 175*. Dravid is the coach. No offense! #INDvSL”

Another fan stated – “Rohit Sharma should have let Jadeja score a double century, the way he was batting he deserved it. The good influence of Rahul Dravid, the same thing which he did to Sachin Tendulkar back then. #INDvsSL #therockstar #Jadeja #Dravid #RohithSharma”

Currently, Team India has a clear upper hand over the Sri Lanka side and they will look to win this 1st Test and showcase their dominance in the two-match test series.

 

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