The Indian all-rounder, Ravindra Jadeja has been making the most of his purple patch in international cricket as he slammed his third century in the longest format of the game in the rescheduled fifth Test against England at Edgbaston. Resuming from his overnight score of 83, the southpaw all-rounder reached the three-figure mark with a boundary against Matty Potts. What followed was an expected sword celebration at Edgbaston and former Indian skipper, Virat enjoyed it the most.
There was a roar of applause from the spectators as Ravindra Jadeja dished out his trademark sword celebration. The Indian camp was on cloud nine with Virat Kohli being his animated self. He was spotted cheering for Jadeja alongside teammates Cheteshwar Pujara and Shubman Gill.
Here is the video of Ravindra Jadeja celebrating his century:
Sir Jadeja brings out the sword once again ⚔️🔥
It's been a century of the highest order from #TeamIndia's star all-rounder 🤩💯
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Ravindra Jadeja, who scored 104 off 194 deliveries, became only the fourth Indian to smash a couple of Test centuries in a calendar year while batting at No. 7 or lower. He joined former Indian skipper, Kapil Dev and MS Dhoni and spin great Harbhajan Singh on the list.
After Jadeja’s departure, Jasprit Bumrah played a whirlwind knock of unbeaten 31 runs off 16 balls (four fours and two sixes) to help India post 416.
Earlier on Day 1, there was an enthralling batting display from Rishabh Pant and Ravindra Jadeja. The experienced pacer, James Anderson showed his class with the new ball and he bowled 15 of the first 35 overs of the day. He picked up three wickets, on the other hand, Matthew Potts chipped in with a couple of wickets to leave India reeling at India 98 for 5. Then Rishabh Pant gave the hosts a taste of their own medicine.
In a sensible way, Rishabh Pant came out all guns blazing as he smashed 146 off just 111 balls, and along with Ravindra Jadeja helped India 320 for 5. Leading 2-1, the visitors will be aiming to build on their tempo and clinch the series.