Ravindra Jadeja, India’s all rounder, was recently omitted from playing against Australia in the One Day International series. Ravindra Jadeja is at number 2 when it comes to ICC Bowling Rankings after James Anderson pipped him to secure the numero uno spot. Jadeja, who was one of the most well-performed bowlers when Australia toured India the last time, was ignored along with ace spinner, Ravichandran Ashwin, to be in the squad that will take on Australia from September 17, 2017.
In fact, Mohammad Shami and Umesh Yadav were recalled to the Indian side, with the selections faring a more or less young team. Hence, Yuvraj Singh and Suresh Raina could not find a spot in the team. Twitterati, however, bashed the selectors over the non-inclusion of the stalwarts. Ravichandran Ashwin was not picked because as he is finishing his County stint. But what Tweeps could not comprehend was Ravindra Jadeja’s omission.
Speaking about Ashwin and Jadeja’s omission, Chairman of selectors MSK Prasad had to say about the team selection, said: “The team for the three ODIs against Australia has been selected in line with the rotation policy of the Board and accordingly R Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja have been rested.”
“The team for the three ODIs against Australia has been selected in line with the rotation policy of the Board and accordingly R Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja have been rested.”
According to what Jadeja’s latest tweet suggests, he seems to be miffed with the BCCI, however, he was quick to delete the tweet. But, we managed to get a screengrab of the deleted tweet. Take a look:
“Make your comebacks stronger than your setbacks #rajputboy,” Jadeja’s tweet read.
It seems Jadeja is venting out his anger and frustration on BCCI in the most subtle manner, or are we reading too much into it? Well, that can only be answered by Jadeja.
India and Australia will play five ODIs in all and three Twenty20 matches during the tour which will last nearly a month. Spinners Yuzvendra Chahal and Axar Patel have got the nod to play in big series against Australia.