After the dismissal of Dean Elgar on the third day of the first test between India and South Africa, Ravindra Jadeja is now the 10th highest test cricket wicket-takers for India, and is the fastest left arm bowler to achieve this milestone.
Friday’s play at the at ACA-VDCA Stadium was the 44th match for Jadeja, and he is now the second quickest bowler from the Men in Blue, overshadowed by Ravichandran Ashwin, who only needed 37 games to reach his double century.
Elgar, who scored an astounding 160 off 287, ended up escalating Jadeja’s delivery ball high into the mid wicket with a slog sweep, only to be ended up in the palms of the square leg fielder Cheteshwar Pujara, thus getting Jadeja up in the pecking order of the most wicket getters, just behind Javagal Srinath.
Nicknamed ‘Jaddu’, the 30 year old is capped 275 times in test cricket, and is also the sixth Indian spinner with the most wickets in the format.
The play in Visakhapatnam also saw an amazing partnership between Elgar and de Kock, the Proteas duo who both snatched up two centuris in their amazing 164 run partnership, ending the day with 385/8 for the visitors, and are trailing India by 117 runs.
200 Test wickets for @imjadeja 👏👏
He is the quickest amongst the left-arm bowlers to reach the mark 👌👌 pic.twitter.com/ihilr9kkWM
— BCCI (@BCCI) October 4, 2019