With every passing game, Kedar Jadhav is further enhancing his reputation of the man with golden’s arms. The part-time spinner has become Team India’s go to man in ODIs when it comes to taking wickets in the middle overs and he rarely disappoints. In the first ODI against Australia, it was him only who had broke the 87-run stand between Usman Khawaja and Marcus Stoinis that had allowed India to take control of the game.
Well, Jadhav proved his worth once again in the ongoing second ODI. Chasing 250, Australia were off to a solid start with their openers Aaron Finch and Khawaja adding 83 runs for the first wicket. Kuldeep Yadav gave India the much-needed breakthrough by dismissing Finch. And even before Australia could score another run to the scoreboard, Jadhav struck to remove Khawaja. The left-handed batsman had tried to play the delivery across the line but ended up edging it to Virat Kohli at extra cover.
Usman Khawaja crunches yet another boundary to bring up the team fifty, and Finch follows suit with a four of his own. Australia looking good at 0-56 https://t.co/CfYpW5uE9T #INDvAUS pic.twitter.com/OrOHogd5F9
— cricket.com.au (@cricketcomau) March 5, 2019
And as soon as Kohli completed the catch, he showed his energy, celebrating the wicket with all the passion and emotion. Jadhav, on the other hand, was pumped up too and ended up giving Khawaja heated send-off. The cameras picked Kedar Jadhav using the choicest of Hindi abuses as he seemingly called the Australia batsman behe***c.
Here is a clip of that incident:
Earlier in the game, India rode on Kohli’s century to recover from a shaky start and post 250. Asked to bat first, India were reeling at 38 for 2 with both their openers back in the hut. However, Kohli held firm from one end and shared fifty plus-stands with Vijay Shankar and Ravindra Jadeja to bail India out of trouble.
116 runs from the Skipper along with a gritty 46 from Shankar guides #TeamIndia to a total of 250 in 50 overs.
— BCCI (@BCCI) March 5, 2019
The Men in Blue, meanwhile, lead the five-match one nil after winning the opener by six wickets in Hyderabad.