CricketIND vs SL: Ravindra Jadeja becomes third Indian all-rounder to achieve this milestone| Check Out
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IND vs SL: Ravindra Jadeja becomes third Indian all-rounder to achieve this milestone| Check Out

Indian all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja became only the third Indian after hitting a century and a half against Sri Lanka in the Mohali Test to achieve the illustrious double record of scoring 150 runs and taking five wickets in a single Test match in more than 60 years.

Jadeja has equalled Vinoo Mankad and Polly Umrigar’s record on the third day of the first Test against Sri Lanka. Mankad achieved the double record when he scored 184 runs and scored 5/196 against England in 1952. Umrigar did so in 1962 with his 172* and 5/107 against the mighty West Indies.

Jadeja’s innings of 175 are also the highest Test score ever by a No.7 batsman, ahead of Kapil Dev’s 163 runs. Sir Jadeja then also put up a brilliant bowling performance of 5/41 in Sri Lanka’s first innings, helping India take a 400-run lead.

Ravindra Jadeja Record:

This is Jadeja’s first five-wicket haul since 2017. Earlier, he had made a bowling performance of 5/152 against Sri Lanka at the RPS Stadium in Colombo and was also a five-wicket haul for the tenth time overall in an innings in his Test cricket career.

Jadeja’s stellar performance came a day after former Australia cricketer Shane Warne died of a heart attack at a resort in Thailand. Warne was the first to identify Jadeja’s talent. He called Jadeja a ‘rockstar’ while playing for Rajasthan Royals in the early days of IPL.

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Ravindra Jadeja has come a long way since then, becoming a perfect all-rounder. Which India always wanted because after Kapil Dev there was no full-time all-rounder in Team India. After this performance, Ravindra Jadeja has joined the club of record-holding top cricketers.

Other than Ravindra Jadeja, 150 and five-wicket hauliers:

1) Vinoo Mankad (184 and 5/196 – against England in 1952)
2) Dennis Atkinson (219 and 5/56 – vs Australia in 1955)
3) Polly Umrigar (172* and 5/107 – vs West Indies in 1962)
4) Gary Sobers (174 and 5/41 – vs England in 1966)
5) Mushtaq Mohammad (201 and 5/49 – vs New Zealand in 1973)