Michael Vaughan Impressed By Jadeja's Fielding In IPL 2021

Michael Vaughan Impressed By Ravindra Jadeja’s Fielding

IPL 2021: Ravindra Jadeja to join CSK camp today. (CSK/Twitter)
IPL 2021: Ravindra Jadeja to join CSK camp today. (CSK/Twitter)

Michael Vaughan, former England captain seemed highly impressed with India’s ace all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja. He shared a fleet of tweets on his official Twitter handle to lavish praises on the Indian star and named him as one of the incredible players in the cricket fraternity.

Michael Vaughan’s comments on Ravindra Jadeja came after the 32-year-old presented a stellar show in the 14th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) while playing for Chennai Super Kings (CSK) against Punjab Kings (PBKS) at the Wankhede Stadium on Friday. Ravindra Jadeja is known for his agility and swiftness on the field and he gave a glimpse of the same during the match against Punjab Kings.

Michael Vaughan
Michael Vaughan

Michael Vaughan Tweets Favourite Fielder Is Ravindra Jadeja

On the fifth ball of the third over of the first innings, on-strike batsman Chris Gayle hit the delivery by pacer Deepak Chahar in front of the backward point and ran for a single. Ravindra Jadeja, who was standing at the same position, quickly collected the ball and aimed it to uproot the stumps at the wicketkeeper’s end.

Ravindra Jadeja, CSK
Ravindra Jadeja. Image Credits: Twitter

This proved to be the turning point of the game as opposition skipper KL Rahul marched back to the pavilion after scoring 5 off 7 balls.

Following this, in the fifth over, Ravindra Jadeja took a stunning catch by diving towards the right to dismiss West Indies explosive hitter Chris Gayle. Impressed with his exploits on the field, Michael Vaughan tweeted that out of all the players, his favorite one is Ravindra Jadeja.

Ravindra Jadeja, regarded by many as India’s best fielder, produced two magical moments in the field to get rid of dangerous KL Rahul and Chris Gayle in Match 8 of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 at the Wankhede Stadium on Friday.

The all-rounder first dismissed the Punjab Kings skipper with a brilliant direct hit and then took sensational diving to get rid of Chris Gayle. While KL Rahul departed for five runs, Chris Gayle could only manage 10 runs before Ravindra Jadeja’s brilliance sent him packing off Deepak Chahar’s bowling.

Michael Vaughan Tweets Ravindra Jadeja Is The Greatest Ever Fielder In India

He also urged the Chennai Super Kings and the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) to build teams around the all-rounder.  The former England skipper backed his statement with another tweet that stated that Ravindra Jadeja is the greatest ever fielder in India.

Ravindra Jadeja
Ravindra Jadeja of CSK (Photo Source: Twitter)

CSK won the game against Punjab Kings within 16 overs and the all-rounder played a crucial role in the win. Apart from his fielding, he also impressed with his bowling skills. In his four overs, the spinner conceded just 19 runs at an economy rate of 4.8.

Taking inspiration from his own fielding, Ravindra Jadeja then bowled a tidy spell, conceding just 19 runs in his four overs. He also took a good catch in the deep to dismiss Punjab Kings top-scorer Shahrukh Khan, who fought a lone battle and scored 47 off 36 balls, helping his side cross the three-figure mark.