Jadeja’s leap in this record, surpassing legends like Dhoni and Kapil Dev, but only Sachin is at the top.
India bagged the first Test by an innings and 132 runs. All the players of the Indian team contributed a lot in this victory. However, in all these, four players namely Ravindra Jadeja, R Ashwin, Akshar Patel and Rohit Sharma shone brightly. In addition, Jadeja was honored with the man of the match award for his brilliant performance in both the innings of the first match. Interestingly, with this award, a special record was recorded in his name. Let’s find out exactly what record Jadeja has achieved…
Jadeja’s performance in Tests
Ravindra Jadeja made a comeback in international cricket after almost 6 months from India vs Australia Test match. It was in the comeback match that Jadeja shone. He spent 47 runs in 22 overs in Australia’s first innings and took the highest number of 5 wickets. He then batted brilliantly in India’s innings and scored 70 runs off 185 balls. He also hit 9 fours while making these runs. On the strength of his runs, the Indian team put 400 runs on the scoreboard.
An all-round match-winning performance to mark a memorable return! 🙌🏻@imjadeja becomes the Player of the Match as #TeamIndia win by an innings & 132 runs 👏🏻
Scorecard ▶️ https://t.co/SwTGoyHfZx…#INDvAUS | @mastercardindia pic.twitter.com/VBGfjqB4dZ
— BCCI (@BCCI) February 11, 2023
After this, taking India’s lead of 223 runs, Australia’s innings ended on 91 runs only. In the second innings, Jadeja spent 34 runs in 12 balls and took 2 wickets. Thus he took a total of 7 wickets in the match and contributed 70 runs. So he was honored with the man of the match award.
Third Indian to win most man of the match awards
After winning this award, a special record was recorded in the name of Jadeja. Jadeja became the third Indian player to win the man of the match award for the most number of Test matches between India and Australia. He has so far won man of the match award 3 times in India vs Australia matches. Sachin Tendulkar is on the first place in this list. He has won the Man of the Match Award 5 times so far. After this, Cheteshwar Pujara is on the second place in the list and he has won this award 4 times.
There are four Indian players on the joint fourth position in this list. It includes MS Dhoni, Zaheer Khan, VVS Laxman and Kapil Dev. All these four players have won man of the match award 2 times so far in India vs Australia test matches. (Most Test Man of the Match Awards for India vs Australia Ravindra Jadeja at 3rd rank)
Indians who have won most man of the match awards in India vs Australia Test match
5 times- Sachin Tendulkar
4 times- Cheteshwar Pujara
3 Times- Ravindra Jadeja*
2 times- MS Dhoni
2 times- Zaheer Khan
2 times- VVS Laxman
2 times- Kapil Dev
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