Ravindra Jadeja took an excellent catch of Neil Wagner simply earlier than the coronavirus lockdown.© Twitter

Loads has occurred since Ravindra Jadeja claimed a mind-boggling catch at Hagley Oval in the course of the second Take a look at in opposition to New Zealand on March 1. The COVID-19 pandemic despatched nearly each nation into full lockdown and sports activities, together with cricket, had been placed on maintain. However the all-rounder wrapped up Indian cricket’s pre-coronavirus historical past along with his typical gymnastics which has made him a vital member for Virat Kohli. The catch was so astonishing that commentator Ian Smith went on to say on broadcast, “Fairly presumably one of many best outfield catches within the historical past of the sport!” New Zealand cricket staff’s official Twitter deal with posted a video of the catch, with a #ThrowbackThursday hashtag. The Saurashtra native was standing at deep sq. leg, when Mohammed Shami despatched a brief supply to tail-ender Neil Wagner. Jadeja jumped and caught out his left hand, catching the ball in a sensational method to finish the innings.

Apart from Jadeja’s private spotlight, India could not actually put up an excellent show in opposition to the guests, who received the second Take a look at by seven wickets. New Zealand additionally received the primary Take a look at match by 10 wickets, profitable the Take a look at sequence 2-0.

The Take a look at sequence was part of India’s tour of New Zealand, which additionally consisted of 5 Twenty20 Internationals (T20Is) and three One-day Worldwide fixtures. The guests coasted previous the hosts within the T20I fixtures with ease, profitable each fixture. Whereas, within the ODIs, the house facet received all of the matches.

The Indian cricketers can be again in motion with the Indian Premier League (IPL) resuming on September 19. The matches can be held within the United Arab Emirates (UAE) as a result of rising COVID-19 circumstances in India. Mumbai Indians will play the primary match of the franchise-based T20 league in opposition to Chennai Tremendous Kings. The ultimate can be held on November 10.

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