Suryakumar Yadav Praises Ravindra Jadeja’s Fielding With “Cheetah ki Chal” Remark
By CricShots - Nov 16, 2023 6:02 pm
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Ravindra Jadeja’s exceptional fielding display during India’s semi-final victory over New Zealand in the ICC World Cup 2023 earned him the coveted fielding medal. The all-rounder showcased his electrifying fielding skills at the iconic Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai, taking brilliant catches and saving crucial runs for his team. Jadeja’s stellar performance played a pivotal role in India’s resounding victory and their progression to the final of the tournament in Ahmedabad.

Suryakumar Yadav
Suryakumar Yadav handed over the fielding medal to Rahul Dravid

Alongside Jadeja’s remarkable fielding prowess, keeper-batter KL Rahul also impressed with his glovework, taking some outstanding catches. Rahul was among the nominees for the fielding medal along with Mohammed Siraj, who also displayed exceptional fielding throughout the match.

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India’s fielding coach, T Dilip, praised the team’s collective effort and highlighted their ability to bounce back from challenging situations. In a video posted by the BCCI, Dilip stated, “This is what happens when your individual talent is fueled by a common goal. I think it’s not always being flawless on the field. I think everyone makes mistakes but the champion teams are the one that bounce back from the challenge and the way we showed commitment and putting bodies on the line was outstanding.”

Dilip further commended the commitment and dedication displayed by the entire team, emphasizing that their collective effort was the key to their success. He then announced the nominees for the fielding medal – Mohammed Siraj, Ravindra Jadeja, and KL Rahul – and acknowledged their significant contributions.

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Following the announcement of the nominees, Jadeja was crowned the winner of the fielding medal. Suryakumar Yadav, who received the gold medal in the previous match, presented Jadeja with the award, adding a touch of humor with his words: “Cheeteh ki Chal (Speed of Cheetah), Baaz ki Nazar (vision of Hawk) and Royal navghan ki fielding see, koi nahi bach skta hai (no one can escape). He can win the medal anytime.”


India produced a dominating performance against New Zealand, both with the bat and ball. Powered by centuries from Virat Kohli (117) and Shreyas Iyer (105), they amassed a formidable total of 397 runs. Mohammed Shami then delivered a devastating spell of bowling, claiming seven wickets to help India secure a comprehensive 70-run victory.