Ravindra Jadeja gets a new name from Virat Kohli after becoming World's No.1 Test all-rounder

Ravindra Jadeja will not be playing in the Pallekele Test because of the ban from ICC for a wild throw at Malinda Pushpakumara during Colombo Test

Indian skipper Virat Kohli followed former skipper MS Dhoni’s footsteps by calling Ravindra Jadeja a ‘Sword Master’ on Twitter. Kohli found a perfect way to congratulate Jadeja on Twitter as he has recently risen to the top of ICC Test All-rounder rankings by dethroning Bangladesh’s all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan. Jadeja is now No.1 in two ICC Test Rankings. He was already leading in ICC Test bowler rankings and now he is leading the all-rounder rankings as well despite the one-match ban which was imposed him for throwing the ball towards Malinda Pushpakumara during Colombo Test.

Soon after the new ICC Rankings came out, Kohli took to Twitter and tweeted, “Big Congratulations to our sword master Mr Jadeja for becoming the Number 1 test all rounder with Ravichandran Ashwin. Well done Jaddu.”

Jadeja took 7 wickets in the second Test at Colombo which included a five-wicket haul in the second innings. Jadeja’s batsmanship too became a highlight as he scored 70 from 85 balls. The 28-year-old did well in the Galle Test as well, picking up 6 wickets (3 each inning). The all-rounder has gradually become an integral part of the Indian lineup, especially when they play in a sub-continent setup.

Kohli perhaps tweeted this in order to lift Jadeja’s spirits as the latter would be watching the next match from the pavilion. He recently tweeted a sarcastic quote from a movie “Tanu Weds Manu 2” through a photo. The quote was, “Hum sharif kya hue puri duniya hi badmaash ho gayi”.

The ban on Jadeja was criticised by many. Before the sarcastic tweet at ICC, Jadeja also tweeted, “Dreams is not what you see in sleep is the thing which doesn’t let you sleep”. It also had a photograph of him attached holding the Man of the Match Trophy.

Though it is only a one-match ban and Jadeja will be returning to the side in the five-match ODI series.