As the Indian team prepares to face Sri Lanka in their second group match at Oval, London today, Ravindra Jadeja becomes father of a baby girl. Before the match against arch rivals Pakistan, Jadeja said to his wife Reeva that he would first play the match and then focus on other things.
Ravindra Jadeja bowled well in the first match against Pakistan taking 2 wickets for 43 in 8 overs and also brilliantly run out Shoaib Malik. India won the first match by 124 runs to start their Champions Trophy 2017 campaign on a resounding note. The Men in Blue will look to perform with same intensity in the second group match against Sri Lanka starting in less than hours’ time.
Ravindra Jadeja became the number 1 ranked bowler in test matches this year after performing well in the home season. The Indian team are the number 1 ranked team in test matches. He has shown that he has matured with the bat and also ball during the home season. In total Jadeja plays an important role in the Indian team during all formats. If India wins today’s match against Sri Lanka, then they become the second team to qualify for the knockouts.
The two tied the knot in April last year. Jadeja put national duty first as he considered being part of the team necessary and ‘more important.’ Jadeja said in an interview to Star Sports, “I had to leave my pregnant wife behind. Family matters a lot to me, but it was also necessary to be part of the team with an important match coming up against Pakistan. Since the family is there to take care of her even they felt that I should play as that’s more important and I decided to do the same.”
The third match is against South Africa on 11th June at the same ground. In total he has played 30 test matches, 130 One day Internationals and 39 T20 internationals for team India. His performance with Chennai Super Kings in the first 8 years of Indian Premier League has been brilliant. In the past 2 years, he has been playing for Gujarat Lions.
He is an excellent fielder who can change the course of match with his something special. Jadeja has played a key role in helping India to become the number 1 ranked test team in the world.