Cricket World Cup 2023: Not Virat Kohli! Ex-India Star Picks ‘Participant Of The Match’ In opposition to South Africa

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India beat South Africa in Cricket World Cup 2023© AFP

New Delhi :

Former Indian cricketer and commentator Aakash Chopra feels that all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja ought to have been given the ‘Man of the Match’ award for his distinctive efficiency towards South Africa within the ongoing Cricket World Cup 2023. Jadeja along with his gradual left-arm orthodox ripped aside the South African batting set-up on the iconic Eden Gardens, in Kolkata. His incoming angled deliveries generally stayed straight or spun away from the batters making it onerous for the opposition to know and modify to the floor. He ended with a five-wicket haul conceding simply 33 runs in his 9-over spell. The left-handed all-rounder was additionally helpful with the bat, scoring 29 runs in 15 balls ultimately to energy India to a rating of 326-5. Although Jadeja stood out with each the bat in addition to the ball, Virat Kohli was awarded the MOM following his record-breaking ton towards the Proteas.

Internet hosting JioCinema’s each day sports activities present ‘#AAKASHVANI,’ Chopra spoke of the influence that Jadeja had on the sport and mentioned, “Ravindra Jadeja was throughout South Africa. For my part, he ought to have been the participant of the match. That is as a result of it is merely very troublesome to take 5 wickets in an innings. How troublesome? I will offer you an instance. He turned solely the second Indian spinner to take a five-wicket haul at an ODI World Cup. Extra so, he removed the top-order batsmen and never the tail. He additionally scored essential runs.”

Coming to the match, India opted to bat first and scored 326/5 of their 50 overs. Rohit Sharma (40 in 23 balls, with six fours and two sixes) and Shubman Gill (23 in 24 balls with 4 fours and a six) supplied India with a brisk begin. After their dismissal, Virat carried on the innings with Shreyas Iyer, who scored 77 in 87 balls with seven fours and two sixes.

Quickfire cameos from Suryakumar Yadav (22 in 14 balls, with 5 fours) and Ravindra Jadeja (29* in 15 balls with three fours and a six) helped India attain the 300-run mark. Lungi Ngidi, Kagiso Rabada, Marco Jansen, Keshav Maharaj and Tabraiz Shamsi all took a wicket every.

Whereas chasing 327, the Proteas by no means regarded like a risk. Ravindra Jadeja (5/33), Kuldeep Yadav (2/7) and Mohammed Shami (2/18) placed on a bowling masterclass to bundle out SA for simply 83 in 27.1 overs. With solely Marco Jansen (14), Rassie van der Dussen (13), David Miller and skipper Temba Bavuma (11 every) crossing the 10-run mark.

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