From All-Rounder to Legend” Ravindra Jadeja bids adieu to T20 International cricket

Ravindra Jadeja ritirement

New Delhi: In a historic turn of events, India’s cricketing legends have decided to hang up their T20 International boots after securing a thrilling World Cup victory. Captain Rohit Sharma and batting maestro Virat Kohli led the charge, and now, all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja joins them in announcing his retirement from this format.

Jadeja’s Emotional Farewell

Ravindra Jadeja, the spirited all-rounder, took to Instagram to share his sentiments. Alongside a photo with the coveted T20 World Cup trophy, Jadeja penned a heartfelt caption: “With gratitude from the bottom of my heart, I bid farewell to T20 International cricket. Like a proudly galloping strong horse, I’ve always given my best for my country. Winning the T20 World Cup was a dream come true the pinnacle of my T20 International career. Thank you for the memories, enthusiasm, and unwavering support. Jai Hind!”

Jadeja’s T20 Journey

Jadeja made his T20 international debut back in 2009 against Sri Lanka. Over the years, he amassed 515 runs and scalped 54 wickets in 74 matches. While he bids farewell to T20 cricket, fans can still look forward to seeing him shine in ODI and Test formats.

Thrilling Final Match

In the nail-biting T20 World Cup final, India clashed with South Africa, prevailing by a mere seven runs. Opting to bowl first after winning the toss, Team India faced early setbacks as Rohit Sharma, Rishabh Pant, and Suryakumar Yadav departed quickly. With the score at 34/3 in the fifth over, the pressure was on. Enter Virat Kohli and Axar Patel.

Kohli and Axar’s Heroics

Kohli’s masterful 76 off 59 balls and Axar’s crucial 47 off 31 balls steadied the ship. India posted a competitive total of 176/7. South Africa, chasing the target, also stumbled in the powerplay, losing two wickets. Heinrich Klaasen’s explosive 52 off 27 balls threatened India’s dream, but Hardik Pandya’s match-turning catch off Rishabh Pant’s bowling sealed the deal.

Ravindra Jadeja ritirement

Pandya’s Redemption

David Miller fought valiantly for South Africa, but Pandya, often criticized in recent months, held his nerve. Needing 16 runs in the last over, Pandya denied Miller’s six attempts and Suryakumar Yadav’s boundary relay catch secured India’s victory the final score: South Africa 169/8, India World Cup champions by seven runs.

As the T20 curtains fall for these cricketing icons, their legacy remains etched in the game’s annals. Farewell, Rohit, Virat, and Jadeja—you’ve given us memories to cherish forever!