We Were Almost About To Win The Game But Then I Got Out: Ravindra Jadeja On The 2019 World Cup Semi-Final

We Were Almost About To Win The Game But Then I Got Out: Ravindra Jadeja On The 2019 World Cup Semi-Final

Ravindra Jadeja. (Credits: Twitter)

India and Chennai Super Kings all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja lamented his wicket in the 2019 World Cup semi-final against New Zealand. Ravindra Jadeja revived the Indian team’s chances massively after a top-order collapse in a low-scoring, but high-pressure game. The all-rounder, who made a brisk half-century, stated that he would have ushered his side to victory had he not got dismissed.

New Zealand managed 239 in 50 overs after choosing to bat first, as India’s bowlers delivered a disciplined bowling performance. But the men in blue could not start the run-chase well as four out of the top five batsmen fell for single digits. But Jadeja joined hands with MS Dhoni to add 116 runs off 111 deliveries to resurrect the innings. Trent Boult removed Jadeja for a 59-ball 77 in the 48th over and New Zealand eventually won by 18 runs to reach the final.

We Were Almost About To Win The Game But Then I Got Out: Ravindra Jadeja On The 2019 World Cup Semi-Final
New Zealand. (Credits: Twitter)

Ravindra Jadeja recalled playing well in that game and got out at the wrong time, as it was his to win for India. Jadeja, who has been part of Rajasthan Royals’ victorious campaign in 2008 and Chennai Super Kings’ ten years later, picked the one won in the inaugural edition under Shane Warne.

“I was playing well in that particular game. We were almost about to win the game but then I got out! That’s the game I wanted to win for my country. I think the first victory is always memorable because that is where my journey started in the IPL and I was part of the team,” Jadeja told in a candid chat with Jemimah Rodrigues.

Since childhood, we have been taught by our coaches to not get run-out: Ravindra Jadeja

Ravindra Jadeja
Ravindra Jadeja (Image Credit: Twitter)

The 31-year old, who is quite highly rated as an athlete, prefers to see his batting as a superior skill and whoever makes runs is more famous. The Saurashtra all-rounder revealed that coaches from his childhood have taught him not to get run out since it means sacrificing a wicket for free and being dismissed via run out should be avoided.

“I’ll go with my batting because India is a country full of batsmen and whoever scores runs is more famous, as the team is known for its batting. In cricket, a run-out means giving away the wicket for free. Since childhood, we have been taught by our coaches to not get run-out. There are other ways a batsman can be dismissed, a run-out is not one,” he added.

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