India all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja on Thursday became the second player to score 4500 runs and pick 450 wickets in international cricket. In the ongoing Test series between India and England, Jadeja got the wicket of his counterpart Moeen Ali to claim his 450th wicket across all formats, which made him the second Indian player after former captain Kapil Dev to achieve the milestone.
Ravindra Jadeja joins Kapil Dev to achieve the massive feat
Jadeja, who is playing ahead of Ravichandran Ashwin in the Test series against England, has scored 2088 Test runs, 2411 in ODIs and 217 runs in T20Is.
Jadeja scored a brilliant half-century in the first innings of the Nottingham Test and also got the wicket of Haseeb Hameed in Leeds. Before the third Test, Jadeja didn’t pick a single wicket in the first two matches.
Ravindra Jadeja scored 36 runs in an over
In April, Jadeja smashed 36 runs against Harshal Patel in an over of the IPL match between Chennai Super Kings and Royal Challengers Bangalore, the all-rounders pummelled five sixes and a four in a power-hitting spree. In that match, he became the first CSK player to score a fifty and pick three wickets.
In contrast, Kapil Dev claimed 687 wickets from 356 matches and scored 9031 runs. The 1983 World Cup-winning captain has also hit nine centuries and registered a total of 24 five-wicket hauls.