India’s prominent contributor with bat and ball, Ravindra Jadeja has suffered a dislocation in his left thumb in Sydney Tests. Although BCCI has not released any official statement, the serious injury will rule him out from the remainder of the series.
According to renowned sport’s journalist Boria Majumdar, the scans reports have stated that Jadeja has dislocated his left-thumb and there can be a possible fracture.
In what is a huge blow for India there is a dislocation in @imjadeja s left thumb and it can also be a fracture. Final reports awaited. Very very damaging this for India with Jadeja not available to the team. Watch for more details on @SportsTodayofc at [email protected] @IndiaToday
— Boria Majumdar (@BoriaMajumdar) January 9, 2021
Ravindra Jadeja’s ouster can be a huge blow:
While batting in the first innings of the third Test in Sydney against Australia, Ravindra Jadeja was hit on the left thumb as he fended at a rising delivery from Mitchell Starc. However, the spin-bowling allrounder continued batting and returned back pavilion unbeaten. He played a fiery knock, scoring 28 runs off 37 balls, comprising of five fours.
Jadeja didn’t return to the field and Mayank Agarwal was fielding in his replacement. Notably, Jadeja had earlier missed the T20I series with a concussion and a hamstring injury.
Earlier, Ravindra Jadeja had given a huge contribution to cut short Australia’s first innings. He notched the crucial wickets of Marnus Labuschagne and Matthew Wade beside sending the tail-enders Pat Cummins and Nathan Lyon early. But the highlight of the innings was his excellent fielding effort which led to the run-out of Steve Smith.
The Aussie batting mainstay, who had already scored the century, was looking for a quick double but Jadeja’s excellent throw at the striker’s end put an end to Smith’s awesome innings. With Smith’s fall of a wicket, the hosts’ first innings also ended for 338 runs.
Currently, Australia has the upper hand in the third Test with the lead of 197 runs at the loss of their two openers.