IND vs AFG: Ravindra Jadeja Has Dismissed Steve Smith 10-12 Times, He’s His Bunny - Ravi Shastri

Updated - 10 Oct 2023, 12:06 PM

Ravindra Jadeja
Ravindra Jadeja (Image Credit: Twitter)

Ravindra Jadeja dismissed Steve Smith during the IND vs AUS match of ICC World Cup 2023 on Sunday. Reacting to the same, former India coach Ravi Shastri said that Steve Smith is Ravindra Jadeja’s bunny.

Ravindra Jadeja bowled a stunning spinner to hit the wickets of Steve Smith during IND vs AUS match. Moreover, Jadeja dismantled Australia’s middle order by hunting three crucial wickets of Smith, Marnus Labuschagne, and Ale Carey in the span of his two overs.

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Steve Smith Is Ravindra Jadeja Bunny – Ravi Shastri

While speaking to Star Sports, former India all-rounder Ravi Shastri said that Steve Smith is Ravindra Jadeja’s bunny as the latter always gets him out. Shastri also noted that Jadeja has dismissed Smith 10 to 12 times.

“Dream dismissal and he has dismissed him 10 to 12 times. He (Smith) is his bunny. It is not that easy to play such a delivery because of the speed at which he bowls. As a batter, you don’t know which ball is going to turn and which ball will go straight,” Ravi Shastri said.

“He (Jadeja) himself said in the interview that he doesn’t know which ball will turn and which will go straight. If he doesn’t know, how will the batter know? So he plays inside the line at times and outside the line on other occasions,” he added.

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Shastri also said that batsmen become helpless on Jadeja’s delivery as there is a chance of either bold or LBW.

“If he plays outside, he becomes leg-before and if he plays inside, it hits the stumps, just like it happened with Smith. It’s not easy as he will trouble anyone. If he gets a surface like this, he becomes the most difficult bowler because his every ball does not turn,” the 61-year-old further added.

Jadeja picked 3 wickets for just 28 runs in his 10-over spell against Australia and was the highest wicket-taker for his team. India also defeated Australia by 6 wickets later by chasing down the 200-run target.

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India will next face Afghanistan in the ICC World Cup 2023. IND vs AFG match takes place on Wednesday, October 11. The venue of the match is Arun Jaitley Stadium in Delhi.


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