I will keep giving my best till my last breath: Ravindra Jadeja

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first_imgIndia all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja took to social media to post a heartfelt message after India exited ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 with a loss to New Zealand in the semi-final on Wednedsay.Ravindra Jadeja nearly pulled it off for India in the semi-final against New Zealand at Old Trafford, Manchester.. Jadeja’s valiant knock of 77 from 59 had all the elements to go down as one of the greatest knocks in the history of Indian cricket as he took India closer to the target in a 240-run chase from an improbable situation.Jadeja joined MS Dhoni at the middle when India were reeling at 92 for 6. The former champions were jolted early in their chase of 240 on the reserve day of the 1st semi-final as New Zealand pacers removed their big three – Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul inside the first 4 overs.Nonetheless, India fought back with their never-say-die attitude, thanks to Ravindra Jadeja and MS Dhoni who added 106 for the 7th wicket. Jadeja perished while trying to clear the long-off boundary in the 48th over and Dhoni followed his batting partner in the 49th over. India eventually fell short of the target by 48 runs.Saying that he had learnt the lesson of not giving up till the end by playing the sport for long, Jadeja said: ”Sports has taught me to keep on rising after every fall & never to give up. Can’t thank enough each & every fan who has been my source of inspiration. Thank you for all your support. Keep inspiring & I will give my best till my last breath. Love you all.”advertisementSports has taught me to keep on rising after every fall & never to give up. Can’t thank enough each & every fan who has been my source of inspiration. Thank you for all your support. Keep inspiring & I will give my best till my last breath. Love you all pic.twitter.com/5kRGy6Tc0oRavindrasinh jadeja (@imjadeja) July 11, 2019Jadeja’s valiant knock of 77 was indeed the saving grace for India.Former cricketer-turned analyst Sanjay Manjrekar had called Ravindra Jadeja a “bits and pieces” cricketer but he was quick to accept his mistake after the valiant effort from the India all-rounder.”Bits and pieces he just ripped me apart today. By bits and pieces of sheer brilliance just proved me wrong on all fronts. But this Ravindra Jadeja we have not seen very often. In the last 40 innings his highest score was 33.”But today he was brilliant. Economical with the ball, and that familiar celebration that you see after he gets to his fifties,” Manjrekar said in a video posted by the ICC.Former captain Sachin Tendulkar lauded Jadeja for his special knock and also praised Dhoni for being the guiding force behind that seventh-wicket partnership which almost won the game for India in Manchester.”He was brilliant. This morning when he got Ross Taylor run out with that direct throw, we in the commentary box were discussing that it could be his day. The way he took initiative in that partnership (with Dhoni), he caught New Zealand by surprise, caught them off guard.”There were number of clean shots by him, which were from a batsman who was out there to do something and prove something. I would give him 10 on 10 today.Also Read | That Sir is bits and pieces for you: Fans pay tribute to Ravindra Jadeja for valiant knockAlso Read | Ravindra Jadeja had hunger and determintation to do something special: Sachin TendulkarAlso See:last_img

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