Ravindra Jadeja Breaks Kapil Dev’s 35-Year Old Record
Ravindra Jadeja scored his career-best unbeaten 175 today on day two of the opening Test against Sri Lanka at the IS Bindra PCA Stadium on Saturday. With this, India scored 574/8 in 129.2 overs.
He scored his second Test century today. His involvement was there in three 100-plus stand with Rishabh Pant, Ravichandran Ashwin and Mohammed Shami.
Jadeja on Saturday broke Kapil Dev’s long-standing record for the highest score by an Indian coming to bat at No.7 or below in Test cricket.
Kapil held the record for 35 years. He had scored 163 against Sri Lanka in Kanpur way back in December, 1986 while batting at No.7.
He also became only the third Indian to register a score over 150 while batting at No.7 or below in Test cricket. Apart from Jadeja and Kapil, Rishabh Pant is the other to play a 150-plus knock batting at that number. Pant had scored an unbeaten 159 against Australia in Sydney in 2019.
MS Dhoni’s highest Test score while batting at No.7 is 144. He had achieved that against South Africa in 2011.
Jadeja was unbeaten on 175 and Shami was batting on 20 when captain Rohit Sharma decided to declare the Indian innings.