Ravindra Jadeja, the rising India and CSK all-rounder has recently been the toast of Twitter trends and admiring jokes. We pick our favorites.
It all started with a wicked Wiki profile – “a philanthropist, a Nobel Prize winner, a double Laureus sportsman of the year, and the nearest human to god.” Of course, the ‘God’ can only be reserved for one cricketer in India. Though that was swiftly edited, none could deny the rise in Jadeja’s profile in recent times. His India and CSK skipper Dhoni, and team-mates Raina and Ashwin proceeded to rib Jadeja in a series of tweets in Rajnikanth/ Chuck Norris template much to the delight of fans and followers.
It helps that he has been in the best form of his career in recent times. For long, regarded as a bits-and-pieces player and IPL success, Jadeja has scored a record breaking two first class triple-tons in this season. He then proceeded to torment Michael Clarke, Australia’s best batsman in the test series. Even as his batting and bowling remains to be tested outside India, his fielding has always remained world class.
We pick our favorites of the lot from our tweeples (Disclaimer: this is strictly a compilation intended for humor. This neither confirms nor denies the author’s opinion or Ravindra Jadeja’s superpowers):
Bermuda Triangle was Bermuda Square – until Sir Jadeja hit a corner away for six!
The rays coming from Sir Jadeja’s eyes can literally burn away the batsmen. That is why he always wears sun-glasses while bowling.
Once Sir Jadeja suspended the match referee for doubting his bowling actions.
Sir Jadeja can make IPL cheergirls dance without conceding a single run off his bowling -“Maiden” Over!
The batsman playing in the actual stadium is declared out if even Sir Jadeja gets his wicket in EA Sports Cricket.
All the stars present in the sky are actually the balls which Jadeja hit out of the orbit since his gully cricket days
As a teenager, Sir Jadeja hit a cover drive straight to Indian Ocean. Next day there was Tsunami!
Once a Reserve Bank of India officer took Sir Jadeja’s autograph. It became the new Rupee symbol.
Sir Jadeja can take a hattrick in one ball: the ball splits into two to bowl both batsmen and the new batsman hits his own stumps out of sheer fear!
IPL 2008, Rajasthan Royals camp: Shane Warne to Sir Jadeja “Hey Rockstar, I once spun a ball two feet to get Gatting out. It is called ‘ball of the century’!” Sir Jadeja “Hey Warnie, how do you think the earth spins?”
Jadeja, of course, took it in good humor and has continued to enjoy his purple patch. However, he gave a small glimpse of his superpowers when in the last match against Kings XI Punjab, he got the dangerous Manan Vohra with a ball, which most other bowlers would have conceded a six off. Watch it here at 0.25s. Hail Sir Ravindra Jadeja!