Rajendra Prasad Mohapatra

Utility all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja has registered a unique record during the ongoing second Test match between India and Australia in Delhi.

The World No.1 Test all-rounder sent Australian batsman Usman Khawaja to the pavilion. In the process, he left behind many legends of the game like Imran Khan, Kapil Dev, Richard Hadlee, and Shaun Pollock.

Jadeja has now joined the rare league of a few great all-rounders of the game to take 250 wickets and score 2,500 runs in Test cricket. He has become the second fastest to reach the milestone. He took 65 Tests to take 250 wickets and score 2,500 runs. Legendary English all-rounder Ian Botham achieved this feat in just 55 matches.

Apart from his brilliant bowling and batting, Jadeja is a livewire in the field. His scintillating fielding helps India save many runs in the field.

In the second Test against Australia, Jadeja scalped three crucial wickets to help India restrict the visitors for 263 runs. Usman Khawaja (81, 125b, 12x4, 1x6) was the top scorer for them as he struck a brilliant half-century by playing some unorthodox shots to unsettle the Indian spinners for a while.

In reply, India were 21 for no wicket at stumps of day one. Captain Rohit Sharma (13 no, 34b, 1x4) and KL Rahul (4 no, 20b) were occupying the crease.