Day two of the Rajkot Test was a special day for Ravindra Jadeja as delivered in all three departments. The left-hander notched up his maiden Test hundred, then inflicted a run-out and picked wickets with the ball.
The Indian cricketer revealed after the match that he dedicates his first Test century to his mother.
After the end of day two, Jadeja spoke with the media personals and said that he dedicates this century to his mother.
The left-hand batsman stated that it was her dream that he plays for India. He further added that today she is no more. Jadeja stated that this is a special day and he can’t gift anything bigger than this to anyone. So this century is for his mother.
While speaking about his innings, the left-arm spinner said that it is always special to score a hundred. He noted that it was his first Test hundred, so it was very special for him.
He admitted that in the past he scored 80s and 90s and could not score a century and he felt bad at those times. But Jadeja said that luckily today, on his home ground he scored a hundred.
Jadeja displayed immense patience during his innings as he scored a big chunk of his runs while batting with the tail-enders. This was a contrast to his naturally aggressive batting style.
He explained that today he was very calm, not in a hurry and not thinking about the runs. He noted that he was just looking to play till the last ball.
He revealed that he was just talking to himself that he doesn’t want to play a loose shot, he doesn’t want to play a wrong shot and get out. The Indian cricketer said that he was talking to Umesh and Shami as well that he needs to play and score that hundred.