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Ravindra Jadeja Joines The CSK Squad Ahead Of IPL 2024
By CricShots - Mar 15, 2024 6:09 pm
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Ravindra Jadeja, the versatile all-rounder of Team India, has rejoined the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) squad after fulfilling his national team duties. Following a significant contribution to India’s victorious Test series against England, Jadeja is back in the familiar territory of the IPL franchise.

Ravindra Jadeja
Ravindra Jadeja 

The CSK camp welcomed Jadeja’s return with enthusiasm, sharing a snapshot of the superstar arriving at the team premises. Sporting his iconic sunglasses and a casual ensemble, Jadeja exuded confidence and excitement, signalling his readiness to conquer the upcoming challenges. CSK’s social media post captioned, “RaJa here to conquer!” encapsulated the team’s anticipation of Jadeja’s return.

Jadeja’s impactful performances against England highlighted his prowess as an all-rounder. Despite India’s setback in the opening Test in Hyderabad, where Jadeja showcased his batting skills with 82 runs and secured five wickets, his efforts couldn’t secure a win. A hamstring injury sidelined him for the subsequent Test in Visakhapatnam, but he made a resounding comeback in the third match in Rajkot.

In Rajkot, Jadeja’s spectacular century in India’s first innings marked a historic milestone, placing him alongside cricketing legends Ravichandran Ashwin and Kapil Dev in an elite list. His remarkable innings not only bolstered India’s total but also solidified his stature as a key player in the Test arena.

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Jadeja’s exceptional performance throughout the series culminated in a remarkable feat: becoming only the third Indian cricketer to achieve over 3000 runs and 250 wickets in Test cricket. His crucial contributions with both bat and ball played a pivotal role in India’s series triumph.

Reflecting on his illustrious IPL journey with CSK, Jadeja’s impact has been profound. Over 172 matches spanning from 2012 to 2023, he has amassed 1627 runs and claimed 134 wickets for the franchise. His instrumental role in securing three IPL trophies for CSK, including the thrilling victory against the Gujarat Titans in the 2023 final, solidifies his legacy as a match-winner.

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Jadeja’s memorable performance in the final, where he clinched victory with a breathtaking six and a boundary off Mohit Sharma’s bowling, epitomized his ability to thrive under pressure. As CSK prepares to defend their fifth crown in the upcoming IPL campaign, Jadeja’s return brings renewed optimism and anticipation for another successful season.

The opening fixture against the Royal Challengers Bangalore on March 22 at the MA Chidambaram Stadium sets the stage for Jadeja and CSK to embark on their quest for glory once again.