Ravindra Jadeja, the wiry Indian all-rounder showed his batting prowess during the inter-district T20 tournament when he slammed six sixes in an over. When Jadeja achieved this distinction on Saturday, he was playing for Jamnagar against Amreli.
Jadeja raced to 154 runs off 69 deliveries with 15 fours and 10 sixes before getting run-out in the 19th over. During the 15th over of the innings, he got stuck into off-spinner Nilam Vamja as he dispatched half a dozen sixes on as many balls at the Saurashtra Cricket Association’s (SCA) stadium.
Ravindra Jadeja, who is not part of the Indian ODI team against Sri Lanka decided to get some match time in a local T20 tournament. Jadeja, who has been currently sidelined from the Indian ODI set-up, certainly sent a message to the selectors through his knock. He last played a T20 for India against West Indies at Sabina Park in July.
The Saurashtra all-rounder has proven on many occasions that he is no bunny with the bat. He has an impressive batting average of over 44 in his List A career. Interestingly, he made his way to Indian test side as a batting all-rounder on the back of his three triple centuries in the Ranji Trophy. Later, he became a permanent member of the team due to his accurate left-arm spin.
Jadeja after this feat has joined the elite list of Sir Garfield Sobers, Ravi Shastri, Herschelle Gibbs, Yuvraj Singh and Alex Hales. However, Jadeja’s achievement will not be registered in the record books as he has accomplished this at a lower stage than first-class level. Jadeja will be seen in action in national colours when India tours South Africa in January next year.