Ravindra Jadeja, an essential all-rounder for Team India, has restored that faith with his stunning comeback. Due to a knee injury that required surgery before he was able to return to professional cricket in January of this year, Jadeja missed the majority of the second half of 2022. Jadeja improved his performance in the ongoing Border-Gavaskar Cup after returning, taking eight wickets for Saurashtra in a Ranji Trophy encounter. He received Player of the Match votes in both of the first two Tests he played against Australia.
Although Jadeja’s overall effort was praised by all, the player has struggled significantly during the series. The left-arm orthodox has been bowling an overwhelming amount of front foot no-balls since his return to international cricket.
On Wednesday, Jadeja continued to throw no-balls. The second incident led to Marnus Labuschagne surviving despite hitting the ball on his stumps because Jadeja overstepped, unlike the first incident, which didn’t really affect India.
Former Indian batsman and captain Sunil Gavaskar sharply criticised the bowler for throwing too many no-balls.
“This cannot be tolerated. Even though he has received several match-winning honours, for a spinner to bowl no-balls like this… India might lose cash as a result. Paras Mhambrey, his bowling instructor, must sit next to him, and he must bowl from behind (the line). Otherwise, Marnus (Labuschagne) would have been looking for a duck, but he has now made a move “Gavaskar made this statement while offering commentary for the third Test match between Australia and India.
Usman Khawaja, the opening batsman, and Labuschagne collaborated for 96 runs for the second wicket until Labuschagne was eventually dismissed for the score of 31, but not before Australia took the first strike at the score of 14.
Rohit Sharma, a former Australian captain, chose to bat first, and left-arm spinner Matthew Kuhnemann picked up his first five-wicket haul (5/16) in Test cricket as Australia bowled out India for 109.