Reports of Ravindra Jadeja’s retirement from Test cricket has been doing rounds. According to a report, Jadeja’s close friend suggested that the southpaw is planning to hang his boots in the longest format to prolong his white-ball career. The reports surfaced after Jadeja was ruled out of the South Africa series with a knee injury.
Off late, Jadeja has been India’s go-to all-rounder across formats. While he has been stellar in all three formats, Test cricket witnessed the rise of Ravindra Jadeja the batsman in the last couple of years. And while it seemed like the Saurashtra all-rounder is enjoying the best form of his life, reports of his retirement surfaced.
Ravindra Jadeja’s tweets clears the air
The reports of Ravindra Jadeja’s imminent retirement sent a shockwave through the Indian cricketing community as netizens expressed their surprise and disappointment. As speculations rose, the left-arm spinner came forward to clear the air. Jadeja took to Twitter to brush off the rumours.
Jadeja tweeted a picture that read, “Fake friends believe in rumours. Real friends believe in you.” The tweet took a dig at the reports which claimed a friend of his as the source of the information. If that wasn’t enough, the 33-year-old came up with another post to get rid of doubts if any.
Jadeja uploaded a picture where he can be seen wearing the Test jersey and donning his India cap as well. He captioned the picture and wrote, ‘Long way to go’. The picture and the caption pointed only in one direction, the charismatic all-rounder has no plans of stepping away from the toughest form of the game.
Jadeja has been an important clog of India’s Test team ever since he made his debut back in December 2012. In 57 Tests, the left-arm spinner has scalped 232 wickets which include 10 four-wicket hauls and nine five-wicket hauls. With the bat notched 2195 runs at an average of 33.76 with one ton and 17 half-centuries.