Ravindra Jadeja earned the praise with his fabulous fielding during the Chennai Super Kings vs Rajasthan Royals match of IPL 2021. The CSK player took 4 catches while fielding, equalling the record for the most number of catches taken during an innings. Chennai Super Kings defeated Rajasthan Royals by 45 runs, after smashing 188-9 while batting first at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.
Ravindra Jadeja obviously gained the attention of fans with spectacular fielding in the match, but another thing that caught the viewers’ attention was Ravindra Jadeja’s special celebration. After taking his 4th catch, Ravindra Jadeja gestured a special celebration that caught the eye of the fans.
Ravindra Jadeja’s Phone Call Celebration Goes Viral
Ravindra Jadeja was fielding at the deep backward point when Jaydev Unadkat hit a shot towards him. Jadeja grabbed the ball perfectly and celebrated by showing his four fingers to express that it was his fourth catch of the match. Later, the CSK star gestured a hilarious phone-call celebration while facing the dug-out. Have a look at the video below.
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The 32-year-old Jadeja grabbed his first catch at deep mid-wicket, helping to dismiss Manan Vohra off Sam Curran’s bowl. In the 14th over of Moeen Ali, he caught Riyan Parag’s shot again at deep mid-wicket. In the same over, Jadeja again grabbed another catch and helped Moeen Ali to dismiss Chris Morris. Jadeja’s fourth catch came during the 20th over of Shardul Thakur. He caught Jaydev Unadkat’s shot at a deep backward point.
After four catches, Jadeja equalled the record for most catches taken in IPL innings. Players like Sachin Tendulkar, Faf du Plessis, and David Warner have also achieved this feat in IPL. Other than four brilliant catches, Ravindra Jadeja also picked two wickets in the match. He bowled Jos Buttler and also dismissed Shivam Dube through LBW. While batting, Jadeja scored 18 runs off 15 balls.
The match against Rajasthan Royals was almost a one-sided affair for Chennai Super Kings. The MS Dhoni and co. managed to put pressure on Rajasthan Royals from the start of 2nd innings, taking wickets at regular intervals. Chennai Super Kings have so far won 2 matches out of 3 in IPL 2021.
CSK will next face Kolkata Knight Riders in their next encounter. The match will be played at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on April 21.