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Ravindra Jadeja reminisces Smith’s bullet-throw run-out, says ‘one of my best, I was able to see only one stump’

Ravindra Jadeja dismissed Steve Smith in Sydney's Test match. Jadeja threw a spectacular throw.

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Ravindra Jadeja (left) and Steve Smith (right).

After the series concluded 2-1 in India’s stride along with India’s emphatic win in Brisbane, Indian players revisit their heroics from the series. Talking of the iconic run out to dismiss the centurion Steve Smith, Jadeja believes it is one of his best run-outs.

Smith was in a fiery form in the first innings of the third Test match in Sydney. Indian bowlers were trying hard to scalp Smith’s wicket but he had a way on the pitch that way. However, in a rush to take a double, Smith was run-out in a jaw-dropping hit thrown by Jadeja.

“Steve Smith’s run-out was obviously one of my best because I was near the boundary ropes. I was able to see only one stump and to target and hit that stump was a bit tough,” Ravindra Jadeja told Boria Majumdar in an exclusive with Sports Today.

Jadeja anticipated the double before

Ravindra Jadeja celebrates the direct hit to run Steve Smith out ( Credits - Cricket Australia)
Ravindra Jadeja celebrates the direct hit to run Steve Smith out.

“At times you get the sense that if the batsman is playing with the tailender then he will surely try to run a double. I was thinking if this situation arrives then I will have to be ready,” Jadeja added.

“I was on deep square and there was no mid-wicket fielder so it was obvious that Smith was looking for double only. I was ready for both the catch and run-out. Any direct hit run out is tough but this was special for me because I ran in from outside the circle and then got the direct hit,” Jadeja said.

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