Had it not been for the ongoing novel COVID-19 pandemic, India all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja would have been representing Chennai Super Kings in the 13th season of the Indian Premier League.
With the cash-rich league postponed indefinitely, cricketers around the world have taken refuge across social media platforms for reasons varying from spreading awareness regarding, interacting on Instagram live sessions and sharing their lockdown stories.
Jadeja, who had urged people to stay at home last month, has posted a video of his sensational fielding effort during the 35th match of the 10th season of the Indian Premier League against Mumbai Indians in Rajkot.
Chasing a 153-run target, Mumbai needed five runs off as many balls to win the match. It was in that crunch situation that Jadeja put on display two inch-perfect run-outs to dismiss Jasprit Bumrah (0) and Krunal Pandya (29) as the match traveled to a super over.
Taking inspiration from that effort, Jadeja hinted as to how people might get run-out (affected by the disease) if they don’t remain indoors.
“Bahar bindaas gumthe ho. Mast meh timepass karthe ho, jab aapko ghar pe rahena chahiye. Phir yeh toh hona he tha [You pass time by roaming out freely when you should be at home. This was bound to happen],” read Jadeja’s tweet.
— Ravindrasinh jadeja (@imjadeja) April 28, 2020
It is worth mentioning that Jadeja had represented Gujarat Lions in 2016 and 2017 when his current franchise in Chennai Super Kings were suspended from the IPL.
In 27 matches for Lions, the southpaw scored 349 runs at an average of 26.85 and a strike rate of 120.34. In the bowling department, Jadeja dismissed 13 batsmen at an average of 50.77, an economy rate of 8.44 and a strike rate of 36.08.