In addition, Jadeja had posted the video at 19:47 IST around the same time as Dhoni’s retirement post, which further gave food to people’s thoughts.
India’s ace all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja caused a great furore on Twitter on February 8, Monday as he took to his official Twitter handle to celebrate his 12 glorious years in international cricket. On the memorable occasion, Jadeja posted a video which shared the glimpse of his journey in the cricket fraternity thus far with a piece of emotional background music.
Jadeja had initially hogged the limelight with his stunning performance in 2008-09 Ranji Trophy where he finished with 42 wickets and 739 runs. Seeing the all-rounder’s brilliant record in the domestic circuit, the selectors decided to hand him his maiden ODI cap in the match against Sri Lanka on February 8, 2009. The Jamnagar-born had a dream debut as he hammered 60* with the willow but in a losing cause.
Since then, the 32-year-old has emerged as an integral part of India’s line-up across all the formats. In his 12 years of cricket career thus far, Jadeja has amassed 2411 and 1954 runs in 168 ODIs and 51 Test matches respectively. He also has 220 Test and 188 ODI wickets under his belt. Along with that, the left-arm all-rounder has featured in 50 T20 Internationals scoring 217 runs and picking 39 scalps.
Ravindra Jadeja trends on Twitter
Along with the video, Jadeja wrote a heartwarming caption that read, “As a kid, it was my dream to play for our amazing country and 12 years later since my International debut, it still feels like it was just yesterday. Playing for India is a feeling that cannot be described in words and there is no bigger honour. Thank you for all the love. #12YearsInInternationalCricket.”
As a kid it was my dream to play for our amazing country and 12 years later since my International debut, it still feels like it was just yesterday.
Playing for India is a feeling that cannot be described in words and there is no bigger honour.
Thank you for all the love ❤️ pic.twitter.com/YQd1RrpnVN
— Ravindrasinh jadeja (@imjadeja) February 8, 2021
Meanwhile, this video posted by Ravindra Jadeja created a stir on social media as seeing the similarities between the retirement video posted by the former Indian captain MS Dhoni and the video of Jadeja, many Indian cricket fans thought that the all-rounder has decided to hang his boots from the international circuit.
In addition, Jadeja had posted the video at 19:47 IST around the same time as Dhoni’s retirement post, which further gave food to people’s thoughts. Thereafter Ravindra Jadeja started trending on Twitter.
Here’s how the netizens reacted:
Kidney me heart attack aa gaya tha padkar 😩🤐
— Mandar (@Maddy_CFC) February 8, 2021
Sir kidney muh me aa gya ek minute ke liye
— Loosu (@CertainSoul) February 8, 2021
Mere ko suru m laga retirement le liya😭😭
— ABHI (@hitman_fan_abhi) February 8, 2021
Esa laga jese jaddu ne retirement le liya he 😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭 bhai ese emotional tweets mat kro
— Rishiraj Bhandari (@im_Rishu_4) February 9, 2021
This scared me untill I read it all😳
— Sanchita (@SanchitaSingla) February 8, 2021
He didn’t retire
— Siva Swarna (@SivaSwarna3) February 8, 2021
On first sight, It looks like retirement speech😅
— abhishek anand singh (@ARajpoit) February 9, 2021
Bhai fat gyi thi ek minute ko 😭
— shakti (@weirdly_myselff) February 8, 2021
For a sec I thought it’s Mahi kind of retirement video manh 😭
— A∂ιтуα (@Adii_7x) February 8, 2021
Shoked for a Moment! 😢😢😢
— Legacy ™ (@Legacy_Daark) February 8, 2021