India’s campaign ended with a semi-final defeat to West Indies. Indian bowlers have produced outstanding performance in this World T20. Ashish Nehra was the best Indian bowler and Hardik Pandya was too expensive but took five wickets while Jasprit Bumrah is the gift Indian bowling department received. Among the two spinners Ravindra Jadeja has taken four wickets while Ashwin took three , but Jadeja’s contribution was not restricted in that four wickets haul because his acrobatic fielding and batting against Bangladesh help India immensely.
Here are five key things Ravindra Jadeja did during this World T20.
His catch against Bangladesh
In a crucial match against Bangladesh in Bangalore Jadeja took a catch in the last over of the match when Bangladesh needed only two runs from the last three balls but Bangladesh batsman Mahmudullah tried to play a lofted shot but it was mistimed. Jadeja ran to catch the ball from deep midwicket to mid wicket. If he failed to grab the catch Bangladesh would draw the match. But, his acrobatic catch helped India to win the nerve wrecking match by one run.
Scored 12 runs
India in the match against Bangladesh scored 146. Ravindra Jadeja who didn’t have to bat throughout the series batted against Bangladesh and made all important 12 run contribution coming at No.7. In a match where every run was treated as diamond Jadeja’s 12 runs was like a pearl to India’s 146 runs.
Two wickets haul against Bangladesh
In the match against Bangladesh, he has taken two wickets. He gave India the wicket of destructive Tamim Iqbal who scored 35 and was looking ominous for India as he gave Bangladesh a good start. Jadeja also took the wickets of captain Mashrafe Mortaza who elevated his batting position to score some runs quickly but Jadeja’s arm ball nudged the three sticks. Jadeja conceded 22 runs in that match.
The catch against Pakistan at the Eden Gardens
In the crucial match against Pakistan at the Eden Gardens Jadeja took a stunning catch of Ahmed Shahzad. Shahzad was batting on 25, he tried to play Jasprit Bumrah’s ball over the mid-wicket but caught by Jadeja that fell Pakistan in a dangerous situation.
Vicious turn at Nagpur
In a turning pitch at Nagpur, Jadeja took the wicket of Mitchell Santner. His ball turned 10 cm viciously which was clueless to the Kiwi batsman Michael Santner, who edged behind the wicket and MS Dhoni caught the ball. However, India lost the tournament opener by 47 runs in a low scoring match.