One just cannot keep Ravindra Jadeja away from action for too long. The allrounder just loves to remain in the thick of action and showed it once again on Saturday during day one of the ongoing second Test against Australia at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. After missing the first Test due to a hamstring injury, Ravindra Jadeja did not take long to make his mark on the field.
The India star took a stunning catch despite colliding with debutant Shubman Gill to send back Matthew Wade who was looking dangerous. Ravichandran Ashwin was just in his second over when the Australia opener tried to unsettle the off-spinner by attacking him. Before his dismissal, Wade had looked good and had scored 30 off just 38 balls.
However, his decision to take the attack to Ashwin backfired. The left-handed batsman decided to charge down the pitch and hit a big shot. However, he failed to get close to the pitch the ball and ended up miscuing his shot towards the leg side. But at first, it looked like he might get a reprieve after both Ravindra Jadeja and Gill went for the catch.
There was a miscommunication between the two and they also ended up colliding but the sort of fielder Ravindra Jadeja is, he managed to hold on the catch. Gill, on the other hand, fell on the ground and was lying there when Jadeja completed the catch before smiling at his young teammate.
Here is a clip of the catch:
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Meanwhile, India have started the proceedings well at the MCG despite losing the toss. The visitors picked up three wickets in the first session to reduce Australia to 65 for 3 at lunch. The highlight of the session was Ashwin dismissing Steve Smith for a duck.