Cassian Baliarsingh

India all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja’s 77 off 59 balls against New Zealand in the 2019 World Cup semifinal is one of the best innings of his career. The world’s best all-rounder tried his best to save India after all the top-order batsmen collapsed early in the game.

However, it wasn’t enough to get India over the line after Dhoni’s run out. The team lost the game by 18 runs despite Jadeja and Dhoni’s staggering 111 partnership. Unfortunately, their partnership couldn’t get India past the finish line.

However, Jadeja’s contribution to the team after all the top-order batsmen's disastrous fall will forever be special. If not for his four boundaries and four sixes, India would have suffered further humiliatingly. Apart from his batting, the left-arm spinner had also taken 1 wicket in the match with just 34 runs in 10 overs. He had a brilliant economy rate of 3.40.

With team India all set to clash with New Zealand once again in this year’s World Cup, fans have pinned all their hopes on Jadeja and wish that he recreates his 2019 magic. It would be a joy to watch Jadeja destroy the New Zealand batsmen and bowlers on the field in today’s match.

Over 1.4 billion Indians are eagerly waiting for the clock to tick 2:00 PM for the match to start. Still haunted by the 2019 loss, it would be a befitting reply to New Zealand if India smashes them out of the World Cup.

Even as all the Indian players are in terrific form, the do-or-die match is still giving goosebumps to everyone. While fans want revenge, the Men in Blue are looking forward to keeping the hopes of 1.4 billion people alive.