The best bowler in test cricket according to International Cricket Council reached a new landmark as he completed 150 test wickets in the ongoing second Test against Sri Lanka in Colombo. Dhananjaya de Silva became his 150th scalp when he squared him up for a first ball duck.
The cricketer from Saurashtra became the 14th Indian and 101st player in world cricket to take 150 test wickets.
Jadeja became the second fastest Indian bowler after his counterpart Ravichandran Ashwin who reached 150 wickets in just 29 matches, while Jadeja managed to do it in 32 tests. He left behind the likes of Harbhajan, Erapalli Prasanna, and Anil Kumble to name a few.
He also became the fastest left-arm bowler to reach this milestone overtaking Australian quick Mitchell Johnson who reached this feat in 34 matches. The second and third positions are also held by Australia’s Bill Johnston and Alan Davidson, who reached the landmark in 35 and 37 Tests respectively.
Jadeja has been impeccable in the recent past especially in the Test Cricket along with his colleague Ashwin, and this spinning duo is one of the main reasons for India performing outstandingly and claiming the NO. 1 spot in test cricket.