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ENG vs IND 2021: ‘Didnt See It Coming’- Twitter Reacts As Ravindra Jadeja Promoted At Number 5 At The Oval

Jadeja walked out to bat after the fall of Cheteshwar Pujara's wicket on day 1 of The Oval Test

Ravindra Jadeja
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The Indian team management sent out Ravindra Jadeja after the fall of Cheteshwar Pujara’s wicket inside the first session on day 1 of the fourth Test. India after being sent into bat are tottering with their top-order dismantle by the England boalers. After ismissing the openers cheaply, They got the big wicket of Pujara as well before lunch. 

Meanwhile, everyone, including the commentators was surprised to see Ravindra Jadeja walk out to bat ahead of Ajinkya Rahane and Rishabh Pant. There are various connotations to the promotion of Jadeja and Twitter was not able to keep calm once they saw the southpaw take the field ahead of the regular batters.

Twitter left shell shocked after Ravindra Jadeja’s promotion to No. 5

Indian skipper Virat Kohli addressed Ravichandran Ashwin’s exclusion from the playing XI s during the toss saying it was the team isn’t focused about one particular individual as this is a team sport. 

“For us, it’s about partnerships, we can’t focus too much on individuals. The opening partnerships have been good, it’s about getting more partnerships. We got a few days left on this tour, the series is poised nicely and there is going to be no shortage of effort from our side” said Kohli. 

Meanwhile, there are also thoughts that the team management t is protecting Rahane who have had a series to forget so far. Barring a 61 in the Lord’s test, he has been well below par with the bat. The management has again been questioned via the Twitterverse on their decision-making heading into the fourth Test.

Meanwhile, this is James Anderson’s 95th Test match at home. He surpasses Sachin Tendulkar’s tally of 94 Tests at home which was the previous best. The veteran pacer was about to be rested as per reports but was finally included in the XI.

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