During the second day of the ongoing third Test between India and South Africa in Ranchi, India captain Virat Kohli was seen celebrating with all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja after he completed his half-century. It all took place on the third delivery of the 112th over when Jadeja took a couple of runs off South Africa spinner George Linde to reach his 13th Test fifty.
However, Jadeja was seen doing a “sword celebration” after scoring fifty. Even the captain Virat Kohli also joined Jadeja in the dressing room in celebration. Kohli was showing the gesture towards Jadeja which was riding on a horse. Having watched his captain’s support, Jadeja too continued the celebration before both of them and other players were seen laughing out loud with his gesture.
Walked in to bat at No. 6 in the 76th over, Jadeja shared a couple of important partnerships with the opener Rohit Sharma who scored a double-century (212) and wicket-keeper batsman batsman Wriddhiman Saha (24).
Jadeja scored 51 off 119 with the help of four boundaries before getting dismiss on the next delivery after reaching the 50-run mark. However, he has been in great form and in the last two years, he has scored 636 runs in 14 Tests which came at an average of 48.92 and a strike rate of 60.05 that included a hundred and five half-centuries.
After Virat Kohli won the toss and elected to bat first, India have scored 497/9 before declaring in 116.3 overs. Apart from Rohit Sharma and Ravindra Jadeja, vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane also scored his 11th Test century, 115 off 192 which included 17 fours and a six.