Ravindra Jadeja is known as one of the best all-rounders in the world who has performed well in all formats of cricket. In the current season of the Indian Premier League (IPL), representing Chennai Super Kings (CSK), Jadeja has displayed exceptional skills, and has contributed significantly to his team’s success.
During the IPL playoffs, Jadeja has been a consistent performer. Let’s take a look at three of his most memorable performances
1. CSK VS SRH, Qualifier 1, IPL 2018:
In IPL 2018 Qualifier 1 against Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH), Jadeja played a key role in restricting SRH to a challenging total of 139/7. Working the middle overs, Jadeja weaved a web around the SRH batsmen, ending with remarkable figures of 1/13 from his four overs. His exceptional economy rate of 3.25 on a hard surface at the Wankhede Stadium proved crucial. Though CSK faced a challenging chase, Jadeja’s contribution of 3 runs and a wicket played a vital role in the team’s remarkable two-wicket victory, helping them seal a place in the final.
2. CSK VS KKR, Final, IPL 2021:
In the IPL 2021 final against Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR), CSK emerged victorious to lift their fourth IPL title. After setting a formidable target of 193 thanks to impressive contributions from Faf du Plessis, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Robin Uthappa and Moeen Ali, the CSK bowlers faced KKR’s batting lineup. Jadeja played an important role in breaking a crucial partnership by taking an extraordinary catch off the bowling of Shardul Thakur. He further dismissed Dinesh Karthik and Shakib Al Hasan, ending with figures of 2/37. Jadeja’s impressive performance contributed to CSK’s victory and helped them secure the IPL title.
3. CSK VS MI, Qualifier 1, IPL 2013:
In the clash against Mumbai Indians (MI) in IPL 2013 Qualifier 1, CSK scored an impressive 192/1 thanks to remarkable unbeaten innings from Michael Hussey and Suresh Raina. In reply, MI got off to a promising start with Dwayne Smith hitting a brilliant 68. However, Jadeja intervened to break the partnership between Smith and Dinesh Karthik. He continued his fine spell by dismissing both the batsmen and eventually claimed the crucial wicket of Kieron Pollard, ending with figures of 3/31 from his four overs. CSK cruised to a comfortable 48-run victory, Jadeja’s stellar performance once again playing a key role.
Ravindra Jadeja consistently demonstrates his match-winning ability during crucial IPL playoff fixtures, and these three examples highlight his invaluable contribution to Chennai Super Kings’ success.