It was that sort of day for Ravindra Jadeja where he could walk blindfolded on a crowded highway and still not get run over.
The champion all-rounder was at his imperious best against the Royal Challengers Bangalore as he displayed the very best of his potential in every facet of his game.
After having smashed Harshal Patel for a record-leveling 37 runs in the final over that propelled Chennai Super Kings to 4/191 in 20 overs, Jadeja turned up the heat with the ball.
After having dismissed Washington Sundar, who holed out in the deep in an attempt to break the shackles, the left-arm orthodox knocked over RCB’s big guns in Glenn Maxwell and AB de Villiers.
Jadeja knocked over the dangerous Glenn Maxwell with a brilliant delivery, one that Maxwell was unable to heave across the line.
But the ball that got rid of AB de Villiers was the one that could have made any spinner proud.
On a pitch where the ball was gripping, Jadeja didn’t pitch it full. In fact, he decided to stick it into the wicket. As a result, the ball gripped and ABD was beaten on the drive as the ball proceeded to knock the top of the middle stump.
The wicket of AB de Villers was the final nail in the coffin and it was only fitting that Ravindra Jadeja, who claimed 3/13 in four overs besides running out Dan Christian with a direct hit, hammered the final nail.
Watch: Ravindra Jadeja Knocks Over AB De Villiers With An Unplayable Delivery: