Saurashtra v Railways, Ranji Trophy, Group A, 2nd day December 2, 2012

Third triple puts Jadeja in elite company

Haresh Pandya
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Ravindra Jadeja is the eighth batsman and first Indian to score three triple-centuries in first-class cricket. He joined the illustrious company of WG Grace, Bill Ponsford, Don Bradman, Wally Hammond, Graeme Hick, Brian Lara and Michael Hussey. Jadeja is not yet 24.

He reached his third triple on the second day of Saurashtra's Ranji Trophy match against Railways in Rajkot. He was unbeaten on 320 at stumps, having batted 690 minutes in the first innings. Jadeja had begun this Ranji season in a blaze of glory, making an unbeaten 303, which spanned 561 minutes, against Gujarat in Surat. His first triple-hundred had come in November 2011, 314 in 558 minutes against Orissa in Cuttack.

The third triple was laudable for its timing. Saurashtra, without Cheteshwar Pujara, had slipped to 90 for 4 after Jaydev Shah had decided to bat against Railways. Jadeja would have also been dismissed, on 19, had medium-pacer Krishnakant Upadhyay not floored a straightforward catch off his own bowling.

Jadeja made the most of that reprieve. He found a partner in Shitanshu Kotak to first stabilise the innings and then give it respectability. Jadeja and Kotak complemented each other: the two left-hand batsmen, one full of exuberance and the other experience, ensured Railways did not have any further success on the first day. Saurashtra were 227 for 4 at stumps. Jadeja was on 111, Kotak 53.

"As usual the wicket was playing very easy. But to stay at there and score runs, you had to show a lot of application and determination," Kotak said. "After all, the Railways new-ball bowlers and spinners were really bowling well and keeping a good line and length. Jadeja handled them excellently and played a lovely innings.

Having shown a tremendous appetite for runs this season, Jadeja batted on through the second day, converting his century into a double and then an unbeaten triple. Jadeja had another let-off, on 274, when he edged left-arm spinner Ashish Yadav but Sanjay Bangar could not catch a difficult chance at slip.

"He has started showing so much maturity and this particular innings was the best example," said Kotak, who was dismissed on 68 after adding 170 runs for the fifth wicket with Jadeja. "I was there at the other end for a very long time and I can tell you he batted with great responsibility. Never once did he appear careless or irresponsible. He was determined to play a big innings."

Kotak said Jadeja's form would make the selectors take notice when they pick the limited-overs squads for the Twenty20 and ODI series against England in December and January. "You can't ignore such performances. Jadeja is very young. He has not only batted well and scored lots of runs this season, but also taken plenty of wickets as a left-arm spinner. So the selectors should seriously consider him as an allrounder and give him another chance to prove his worth."

Debu Mitra, who has been Saurashtra's coach for more than ten years, rated this triple-century higher than Jadeja's previous two. "I've seen all the three triple-centuries scored by Jadeja. Though this one was played on a slightly batting-friendly pitch, it was easily the best because it was made when the bowlers were on top and Saurashtra were in trouble.

"It was a fantastic innings. This is Group A, with some of the best teams. And Railways are no pushovers. I think almost right through the first day the Railways bowlers dominated the proceedings. You can see that from Saurashtra's score, too - 227 for 4 in 90 overs. But Sunday belonged to Jadeja."

Haresh Pandya is a freelance journalist specialising in cricket. He writes for The New York Times among other publications

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  • POSTED BY Johnny_129 on | December 5, 2012, 13:43 GMT

    Congrats to Jadeja. However, my mind has not changed - Jadeja is not International material...neither a good enough bowler nor batsman. I would rather see batsman who are more adaptable in all conditions, against all bowling as opposed to batsman who pile on huge scores when the pitch is flat, bowling is weak and catches are dropped! Regardless, a triple is a great achievement but I would pick a Rehane over a Jadeja any day - 2x100 is better than1x300...simple!

  • POSTED BY on | December 4, 2012, 17:07 GMT

    @ Built_4_the_Kill Very well said. Excellent posting by you.

    "If scoring triple centuries was that easy, even on flat tracks and facing mediocre bowling, India would have probably 40 to 50 triple centuries scored in every Ranji trophy season." well said.

  • POSTED BY on | December 4, 2012, 16:59 GMT

    Congratulations to Jadeja. Great Feet. I think he is more suited to test than ODIs. Indian selectors should bring him in test squad and give him a few matches to prove himself.

  • POSTED BY Sun25 on | December 4, 2012, 14:21 GMT

    2 triple centuries in 1 season and 3 triples over a 13-month period - this surely qualifies him for a place in the Test team. The pitches and the quality of bowlers are irrelevant - the hunger for runs and big scores sets him apart from a number of other contenders. Have not been a fan of Jadeja in T-20s and ODIs - maybe he is better suited to the longer version of the game.

  • POSTED BY AdityaUpadhyay on | December 4, 2012, 10:03 GMT

    One should understand these performances of Jadeja, like Rohit Sharma his temperament , technique & shot making is more suited to the longer format , and as always our selectors always fill square pegs in round holes. He was sent to no.7 all the time to slog fron the word go. But he is not a natural slogger, he is a proper technique batsman with a different temperament suited for longer versions of the game. Give him continuous 10 ODI games at no.4 & 5-6 tests at no. 6, you will see the real Jadeja who is much more than a domestic circuit bully .

  • POSTED BY timohyj on | December 4, 2012, 8:15 GMT

    it doesn't matter how flat the pitch is a triple century is always a huge achievement and people should not belittle it by saying it was made on a flat track. Even on a flat track you have to have to have tremendous temperant and concentration to bat that long. Jadeja should be selected for the test side instead f yuvraj. His bowling is much better and yuvraj has atrocious technique

  • POSTED BY Harmony111 on | December 3, 2012, 18:09 GMT

    While no one here is claiming that Jadeja is a great batsman it is a statistical fact that Jadeja has achieved something truly remarkable. There have been several talented natsmen in th epast and several FC matches have been played on flat wickets or against poor attacks but very very few have scored 3 FC Triple Tons. And I am surprised that some of the Ind posters here are not admiring this achievement and are even ridiculing Jadeja. Shocking. No other fans does that for his country. What kind of fans are we? When Hayden scored 380 vs Zim, I don't think he was ridiculed. It was seen as a record and it was a record indeed. Zim had played several tests by that time and yet no one else had scored Triple Ton vs them. But poor Jadeja is being seen as some flat track bully here. Some fans said the same when SRT & Viru scored 200s when no one else in the history had done it. Why do the Ind fans have to be so self-patronizing?

  • POSTED BY MayankAgarwal on | December 3, 2012, 17:07 GMT

    Undoubtedly scoring 3-300s in somethng unique which no odr indian has ever achievd...but still i dnt see Jadeja in Ind test team(nt even in T20s)..esp. whn pujara nd kohli have cemented their place nd Raina/Tiwari/badrinth r waitng fr their turn...Jadeja is only good fr ODIs..as his left arm spin generally proves to be handy nd most of th times his slogs at no.7 generates some runs...

  • POSTED BY IndCricFan2013 on | December 3, 2012, 16:44 GMT

    Common guys. Give him some respect. It is a love - hate relationship when it comes to Jaddu. Scoring 300 on any wicket is not that easy, that proves since no one in India has done it. I would play Rahane in 3rd test instead of Yuvi and see how he does and probably give a chance to Jaddu on the 4th test. No better time than this to give him a chance. You do not want to give a player a chance when he is out of form and he keeps asking more chances. Same applies to Tiwary as well. He needs to get his chances as well.

  • POSTED BY on | December 3, 2012, 15:16 GMT

    I wonder why this brilliant man is not showing at the international level?

  • POSTED BY Johnny_129 on | December 5, 2012, 13:43 GMT

    Congrats to Jadeja. However, my mind has not changed - Jadeja is not International material...neither a good enough bowler nor batsman. I would rather see batsman who are more adaptable in all conditions, against all bowling as opposed to batsman who pile on huge scores when the pitch is flat, bowling is weak and catches are dropped! Regardless, a triple is a great achievement but I would pick a Rehane over a Jadeja any day - 2x100 is better than1x300...simple!

  • POSTED BY on | December 4, 2012, 17:07 GMT

    @ Built_4_the_Kill Very well said. Excellent posting by you.

    "If scoring triple centuries was that easy, even on flat tracks and facing mediocre bowling, India would have probably 40 to 50 triple centuries scored in every Ranji trophy season." well said.

  • POSTED BY on | December 4, 2012, 16:59 GMT

    Congratulations to Jadeja. Great Feet. I think he is more suited to test than ODIs. Indian selectors should bring him in test squad and give him a few matches to prove himself.

  • POSTED BY Sun25 on | December 4, 2012, 14:21 GMT

    2 triple centuries in 1 season and 3 triples over a 13-month period - this surely qualifies him for a place in the Test team. The pitches and the quality of bowlers are irrelevant - the hunger for runs and big scores sets him apart from a number of other contenders. Have not been a fan of Jadeja in T-20s and ODIs - maybe he is better suited to the longer version of the game.

  • POSTED BY AdityaUpadhyay on | December 4, 2012, 10:03 GMT

    One should understand these performances of Jadeja, like Rohit Sharma his temperament , technique & shot making is more suited to the longer format , and as always our selectors always fill square pegs in round holes. He was sent to no.7 all the time to slog fron the word go. But he is not a natural slogger, he is a proper technique batsman with a different temperament suited for longer versions of the game. Give him continuous 10 ODI games at no.4 & 5-6 tests at no. 6, you will see the real Jadeja who is much more than a domestic circuit bully .

  • POSTED BY timohyj on | December 4, 2012, 8:15 GMT

    it doesn't matter how flat the pitch is a triple century is always a huge achievement and people should not belittle it by saying it was made on a flat track. Even on a flat track you have to have to have tremendous temperant and concentration to bat that long. Jadeja should be selected for the test side instead f yuvraj. His bowling is much better and yuvraj has atrocious technique

  • POSTED BY Harmony111 on | December 3, 2012, 18:09 GMT

    While no one here is claiming that Jadeja is a great batsman it is a statistical fact that Jadeja has achieved something truly remarkable. There have been several talented natsmen in th epast and several FC matches have been played on flat wickets or against poor attacks but very very few have scored 3 FC Triple Tons. And I am surprised that some of the Ind posters here are not admiring this achievement and are even ridiculing Jadeja. Shocking. No other fans does that for his country. What kind of fans are we? When Hayden scored 380 vs Zim, I don't think he was ridiculed. It was seen as a record and it was a record indeed. Zim had played several tests by that time and yet no one else had scored Triple Ton vs them. But poor Jadeja is being seen as some flat track bully here. Some fans said the same when SRT & Viru scored 200s when no one else in the history had done it. Why do the Ind fans have to be so self-patronizing?

  • POSTED BY MayankAgarwal on | December 3, 2012, 17:07 GMT

    Undoubtedly scoring 3-300s in somethng unique which no odr indian has ever achievd...but still i dnt see Jadeja in Ind test team(nt even in T20s)..esp. whn pujara nd kohli have cemented their place nd Raina/Tiwari/badrinth r waitng fr their turn...Jadeja is only good fr ODIs..as his left arm spin generally proves to be handy nd most of th times his slogs at no.7 generates some runs...

  • POSTED BY IndCricFan2013 on | December 3, 2012, 16:44 GMT

    Common guys. Give him some respect. It is a love - hate relationship when it comes to Jaddu. Scoring 300 on any wicket is not that easy, that proves since no one in India has done it. I would play Rahane in 3rd test instead of Yuvi and see how he does and probably give a chance to Jaddu on the 4th test. No better time than this to give him a chance. You do not want to give a player a chance when he is out of form and he keeps asking more chances. Same applies to Tiwary as well. He needs to get his chances as well.

  • POSTED BY on | December 3, 2012, 15:16 GMT

    I wonder why this brilliant man is not showing at the international level?

  • POSTED BY trueanalyst on | December 3, 2012, 14:55 GMT

    @Edassery,Suresh Raina has scored 9 centuries in 78 matches & averages 41. Yuvraj has 19 centuries in 103 first class matches and averages 44. Jadeja has 7 centuries in 42 matches & averages 55.Selectors have gone horribly wrong with their selections.They think a particular player is suitable for a particular format & continue to persist with them.Consider Michael Slater, If he had played only one day internationals and never played tests he would not have been regarded as the opener who started Australian resurgence.There should be a benchmark of selecting players for Tests.In India only players averaging more than 50 in first class cricket should be considered for selection & they should be not selected based on their match winning knocks in One days.People like Raina are in hundreds in Ranji Circuit.Ignoring players with better credentials and selecting Raina's will be detrimental to Indian team interests.

  • POSTED BY Arunviz on | December 3, 2012, 13:09 GMT

    Selectors need to consider Bhuvaneswar Kumar and Pankaj Singh in the test squad . Regarding Jadeja , pick him in India A squad and if he is still performing in pitches abroad ,selectors should open their eyes ...

  • POSTED BY AvidCricFan on | December 3, 2012, 11:40 GMT

    This triple century came in a very batting friendly condition with weak bowling attack. Its bad that BCCI is not preparing green tracks for domestic tournament to allow batsmen to hone their skills on how to play pace and bounce. It simply shows how directionless BCCI is in improving Indian cricket standard.

  • POSTED BY GRVJPR on | December 3, 2012, 11:04 GMT

    For those who are saying that JADEJA's triple centuries have come in Domestic wickets and therefore should be ignored, then, Ignore 70% of scahin tendulkar's centuries that have come in places like nagpur, sharjah, Colombo sort of flat wickets

  • POSTED BY Built_4_the_Kill on | December 3, 2012, 11:00 GMT

    What credentials does Yuvraj or Kohli have in first class cricket to guarantee them a spot in the national side? Three triple centuries in the span of little over 12 months..... this guy has some serious talent. If scoring triple centuries was that easy, even on flat tracks and facing mediocre bowling, India would have probably 40 to 50 triple centuries scored in every Ranji trophy season.

  • POSTED BY on | December 3, 2012, 10:54 GMT

    He has determination, but most of his tons are being scored at batting paradises (patta tracks),he can be considered as an batting all rounder in test cricket but not in ODI & T20s

  • POSTED BY ankit_barry on | December 3, 2012, 9:30 GMT

    He should be knighted as SIR RAVINDRA JADEJA, if only stats had emotions. psst psst.

  • POSTED BY RanjithShettyJordan on | December 3, 2012, 9:19 GMT

    CR Pathak b Upadhyay 4 9 7 1 0 57.14 BM Chauhan c Shukla b Upadhyay 33 152 111 5 0 29.72 SD Jogiyani† c Shukla b Bangar 10 49 32 1 0 31.25 RA Jadeja c †Rawat b Rathod 331 707 501 29 7 66.06 JN Shah* c Kartik b Bangar 13 48 34 1 1 38.23 SH Kotak c Bangar b Rathod 68 224 158 11 0 43.03 AV Vasavada c †Rawat b Rathod 0 1 2 0 0 0.00 KR Makvana not out 100 378 284 11 0 35.21 JD Unadkat c †Rawat b Rathod 5 11 12 0 0 41.66 BN Jadeja b Rathod 0 14 10 0 0 0.00 SK Trivedi not out 4 10 7 1 0 57.14 Extras (b 4, lb 2, w 1, nb 1) 8

    If others can't even score a century against same bowlers and pitch , why people are not giving credit to his batting.He is just 23 year old and he have lot of future and he is giving reply by his bat.

  • POSTED BY RanjithShettyJordan on | December 3, 2012, 9:14 GMT

    If all jadeja haters think that one person can hit triple century against week bowling in flat tracks , why there is no anybody else who not able to hit even double century against weakest of the weaker attacks? why ?

  • POSTED BY sony_sr on | December 3, 2012, 8:50 GMT

    forget about the pitch and standard of bowling. 3 tripple hundreds is some serious batting even if its against a club side. without a doubt he needs to be given a chance in tests along with pankaj singh.

  • POSTED BY jimbond on | December 3, 2012, 8:47 GMT

    Great feat. Still, Jadeja is another player who can still benefit from good coaching and a stint at the NCA. Currently he is one notch below international standard in both batting and bowling. I hope he seeks out someone like Bedi for advice on how to make his bowling more potent, and also sorts out his problems against the rising and moving ball. Could be a very good prospect for No. 7 in all forms of the game for India if he is developed and used well.

  • POSTED BY Edassery on | December 3, 2012, 8:23 GMT

    There are people like Yuvraj Singh, Raina, Jadeja etc who shower centuries in Ranji matches but none of that is seen when they are called for India's TEST team. That essentially shows what kind of domestic system we have.

    Not to take away the credit from the young man but reality is that we have a lot of superstars from Ranji and domestic events who are not yet in the level of international quality. That's what's showing up now with India's performance!

  • POSTED BY on | December 3, 2012, 8:16 GMT

    Brilliant....But not yet in queue for a Test Cap From National Side...

  • POSTED BY sachin_vvsfan on | December 3, 2012, 7:00 GMT

    Look at the other members in elite club. WG Grace, Bill Ponsford, Don Bradman, Wally Hammond, Graeme Hick, Brian Lara and Michael Hussey.

    Surely our domestic cricket is flawed.

  • POSTED BY sachin_vvsfan on | December 3, 2012, 6:58 GMT

    Never convinced about his role in shorter formats. He got 3 triple centuries so does it tell the sorry state of our domestic bowlers? But we need some one who can grind the opposition when it comes to test cricket. Dhoni and Yuvi are not so good in that. may be he deserves a chance in Test cricket. But biig no for ODIs esp in away series.

  • POSTED BY on | December 3, 2012, 6:46 GMT

    more of a reflection of the standard of cricket in the ranji trophy. couldn't help but laugh to see jadeja's name after bradman, hammond, lara etc

  • POSTED BY on | December 3, 2012, 6:34 GMT

    please send him on some overseas tours for india A and the truth will come out..sad to see the delusional indian fans posting how great he is..as if we have not seen his performance against pace bowling..

  • POSTED BY on | December 3, 2012, 6:17 GMT

    On a lighter note : Ravindra Jadeja hits a triple century in First Class Cricket... That's shows quality of our domestic cricket bowlers!! :D

  • POSTED BY analyseabhishek on | December 3, 2012, 6:01 GMT

    While Ravinder Jadeja cannot realistically hope to be part of the same exalted company (WG Grace, Ponsford, Bradman et al!)- as all his triples have come on flat tracks against mediocre bowlers- but still he deserves attention at least at a national level, if not an international one. As some readers have pointed out here, other batsmen have had the same tracks and bowling for themselves. RJ is a talented, if somewhat raw, cricketer. Indian team management and even the foreign coaches Kirsten and Fletcher have acknowledged his talent. All he needs to do is work upon his temperament and steel himself. This steel is often what is required at the international level more than raw talent itself.

  • POSTED BY TRAM on | December 3, 2012, 5:29 GMT

    Unfortunately if he is selected again in the India team there will be CSK-bashers saying he is selected because he is in CSK :-) He would be a better value than any of the India team's current "senior citizens". His fielding and fill-in bowler roles would be very useful.

  • POSTED BY satish619chandar on | December 3, 2012, 5:27 GMT

    @landl47 : Somewhat true regarding Jadeja. But still, Rahane never got any chance to show who he is yet. He was very good in England in ODI as well as T20 and failed in a couple against Ethem in home. Apart from that, he never got chance. And his 68 average is in longer formats where he is yet to debut. So argument stops there for him.

  • POSTED BY leslie_alo on | December 3, 2012, 5:12 GMT

    The wise men of Indian cricket are squarely responsible for still preparing dumb pitches for Ranji. The pitches are nothing less than featherbed that all Tom, Dick and Harry will score hundreds and consistent players of calibre like Rahane, Parthiv and Kaif are going unnoticed. How much more runs Rahane needs to pile before getting a chance in first eleven. Will Parthiv be given chance only as a keeper - hasnt he batted well in pacy spongy pitches too, who is scared of losing his place in Indian team to him - anybody's guess! And is Kaif a spent force already. With his consistant performance time and again, doesnt he also deserve a look in. Come on, let the wise men know that the advent of internet has made the Indian fan wiser. Let them show the minimum guts to prepare bowling (spongy or square turners) wickets for the remaining matches in Ranji, kindly make them interesting for Indians please. With Saurav, Kumble, Sandeep at the helm, please let us see a difference!!

  • POSTED BY on | December 3, 2012, 5:11 GMT

    Congrats Jateda! I hope u will play next time an indian cricket

  • POSTED BY RajitD on | December 3, 2012, 4:32 GMT

    Give the man some credit. 3 triples is no joke. To people questioning his performances, this is his first triple in Rajkot. The others having come at Cuttack and Surat. Secondly, even others have similar scoring opportunities on the same flat tracks and against poor bowlers. Why havent they succeeded?

  • POSTED BY landl47 on | December 3, 2012, 4:26 GMT

    I've seen Jadeja, and with all due respect his three triple hundreds says much more about the state of India's bowling than it does about his batting. Let's see him make runs elsewhere than in domestic competition before suggesting he's one of the greats. Rahane had a first-class average of 68 when India called him up- how has he done?

  • POSTED BY on | December 3, 2012, 4:10 GMT

    Try Jadeja at no 6 in tests. Also time to try another captain and WK in tests. Dhoni can retire after Aus Tests as he is good enough just for ODI and T20s.

  • POSTED BY on | December 3, 2012, 3:51 GMT

    @ Vivek Singh, Three triple ton in just 13 month is not a joke and all three scored when Cheteshwar Pujara was not availabe to play for Saurashtra, which other home track bully have done this playing domestic cricket as long as 20 years and scoring 8000/10000 runs? and remeber Cuttack was not his home ground where he scored his first triple ton in November last year.

  • POSTED BY on | December 3, 2012, 3:02 GMT

    Not a big fan of Jadeja, but three triple is hard to ignore and he might be useful with his fielding and left arm spin.

  • POSTED BY on | December 3, 2012, 2:57 GMT

    Wow. great achievement. please make him captain of india's test team. he will be a great allrounder , better than kallis,sobers.

    400/500 against rubbish bowling attack, or in a dead pitch will not make you great. otherwise ali dairi of iran would be the greatest player. not pele, maradona.

  • POSTED BY satish619chandar on | December 3, 2012, 2:57 GMT

    Three triple 100s for RJ.. Come onn.. What a performance inspite of the opponents or the tracks.. Plus, he bowls at a pace which Dhoni said Monty bowls will be perfect requirement for this test series.. We all saw how well he troubled England in the last ODI series here in the middle overs with a comparatively fastish left armers. If i am a selector, i would put him as the third spinner in the squad against the completely out of talent Bhajji or a Chawla. However worst RJ may be, still, he is a better spinner than Bhajji and Chawla as of now. And, his batting will always be a bonus. What a poster i am to consider a triple triple century holder's batting as a bonus to the team :-)

  • POSTED BY Ahmad-Siddiqui on | December 3, 2012, 2:04 GMT

    It was against Indian bowlers. Bangladeshi domestic bowlers are 2 times better :)

  • POSTED BY rohanbala on | December 3, 2012, 1:27 GMT

    Saurastra have utilised 2 full days of the match against Railways (180 overs) and only two days remain. Will Suresh Raina, the UP captain now question the coach of the Saurastra team to advice his players to be positive?

  • POSTED BY Percy_Fender on | December 3, 2012, 1:10 GMT

    It is tragic that he has been considered only a limited over player. He is a thoroughbred Test player. He seems so much like the great Vinoo Mankad was. He too hailed from around the same part of the country, had an appetite for big scores and bowled left arm spin with a bit of a round arm action. Jadeja has an excellent temperament and is a brilliant fielder. I hope they bring in in as the No 6 or 7 in the Test team.If someone like Shane Warne has graded him as a future Rockstar, there must be something special about this man. That apart, he played well in England in the chances that he got. So he has not just performed well in India.

  • POSTED BY on | December 2, 2012, 23:51 GMT

    What next , may be 400, Brian Lara record is still far though

  • POSTED BY on | December 2, 2012, 22:47 GMT

    After looking at this guys batting i always feel he likes the knockout punch.He has the academics right.Hopefully these innings will give him a much needed confidence so that he becomes the allrounder india wants.I am done with the Yuvraj Irfan experiments in tests.Yuvi is good for ODIs. It is only a matter of time before Irfan looses form and his place in side.Jadeja needs another opportunity

  • POSTED BY JustIPL on | December 2, 2012, 21:52 GMT

    It clearly points to the fact that level of bowlers is very low at ranji level. Tendulkar Sehwag were given easy hundreds before test series and it meant nothing infront of world class english bowlers.

  • POSTED BY Harmony111 on | December 2, 2012, 21:13 GMT

    That's actually 3 Triple Tons in ~365 days !!! This feat is awesome indeed. But although Jadeja is only 23 right now and could show a tremendous improvement just like Ponting showed, the list that he has joined has names that talks of all time greats barring perhaps Ponsford about whom I have no idea. It is a pity this man has not had much success in Intl cricket and has actually gone for 6 6's in 6 balls in a T20 match, OMG. May be he is just a batsman who can bowl a bit and is over stretched when used as a regular bowler. May be he could do better if played only as a batsman. May be he could get a better slot. May be he could be picked in the tests where he would more time to build his innings. May be May be May be. This MAY BE is our problem. Yuvraj, Raina, Rohit, Ishant, Sreesanth, Kambli, Hirwani - all these have been affixed to this term for ever.

    MAY BE Jadeja could break the jinx. MAY BE Yuvrak will hit a 100 in Kolkata. MAY BE Ishant will be back & break some bones in tests.

  • POSTED BY Cpt.Meanster on | December 2, 2012, 20:59 GMT

    I still feel this guy is more suited to ODIs and T20s than test cricket. Which makes him an ATTRACTIVE player because T20 is the BEST form of cricket. Need I say more ? Also, as long as MS Dhoni is the captain of the Indian team, we can be assured to see a come back from Jadeja.

  • POSTED BY on | December 2, 2012, 20:19 GMT

    it appears his a good allrouner.with team india still searcing for a proper middle order batsman should give a chane to jadeja. he has done reasonably well in odis in the past. wish him good luck.

  • POSTED BY on | December 2, 2012, 20:01 GMT

    Its high time that this talented young breed be brought to play along with the experienced players in at least one test/ODI of a series

  • POSTED BY ksrajavel87 on | December 2, 2012, 19:51 GMT

    i am not fan of Jadeja at all,, but someone scores two triple ton in one season is not a joke regardless of the pitch,, He must be gien chance in test squad.

  • POSTED BY aditya.pidaparthy on | December 2, 2012, 19:28 GMT

    An important point is often missed when talking about his batting in one day internationals. His natural batting style is not aggressive. He is a number 4 batsman for Saurashtra,and if anyone looks at his domestic record, they can see he is a much better First Class batsman than List A. With this background one has to understand that he is usually sent at number 7 in one-dayers where either he has to stem the fall of wickets which he has done many times or go hell for leather, which is not his usual batting style.

    Flat pitch no flat pitch, the Ranji Trophy is the testing ground for international test cricketers, 3 triples is no jokes as beyond a point it is about physical ability, concentration and stamina and natural technique, it is the system through which every Indian batsman has come through.

    A batsman with an average of 54 batting and 3.5 wickets per first class match cannot be overlooked so easily.

  • POSTED BY on | December 2, 2012, 17:56 GMT

    he is a perfect test player. Should include him in test squad nit in limited overs. if want him to select him limited overs should send him as top order batsmen.

  • POSTED BY on | December 2, 2012, 17:56 GMT

    two triple centuries and one 6 wicket haul is no joke in a season..it remains to be seen how far saurashtra team can go from here...he is making a serious point here...Our influential M Vijay may have to walk out again as usual...

  • POSTED BY sirviv on | December 2, 2012, 17:56 GMT

    see now this is called putting your bat where your mouth is. Unlike some players (Raina), you must prove your worth with the bat, not by trash talking and blowing smoke. Yes Ravindra does have a certain rock-star status and he might get carried away but at least he is showing how to stay at the wicket and help the team out of a sticky situation. well done young man

  • POSTED BY on | December 2, 2012, 17:55 GMT

    Well done my boy.. keep up.. you deserve the place in national team..

  • POSTED BY on | December 2, 2012, 17:54 GMT

    Jadeja..is turning out as a home track bully, apart from Rajkot pitch..he has failed to perform on any other ground with bat...but given the fact that he's an "ALLROUNDER", can be considered for home test series...

  • POSTED BY InsideHedge on | December 2, 2012, 17:47 GMT

    Regardless of the flat tracks - and Rajkot is as flat as they come - you still have to score the runs, so congrats on an amazing achievement, Ravi.

  • POSTED BY bleedingice on | December 2, 2012, 17:22 GMT

    he can perform on the sub continent, but has trouble overseas, plays spin well but not good against a pace attack, hes still young, he will make it back into the indian team, but he will always be a average player if he does not fix his issues. gl

  • POSTED BY gana27 on | December 2, 2012, 17:20 GMT

    Jadeja a talented youngster, he have potential to win the match singlehandedly either in fielding, bowling or batting

  • POSTED BY A.Ak on | December 2, 2012, 17:06 GMT

    Well done for letting your bat speak. Hope all RJadeja haters will realise his potential. He could be India's third spinner and batsman in test matches.

  • POSTED BY usernames on | December 2, 2012, 16:57 GMT

    Flat pitch or not, three triple centuries is an incredible feat. Facts over convictions, guys. Simple. Great feat, Jadeja.

  • POSTED BY lordrudraksh on | December 2, 2012, 16:47 GMT

    jaddu you rock.hope you get selected for indian squad

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  • POSTED BY lordrudraksh on | December 2, 2012, 16:47 GMT

    jaddu you rock.hope you get selected for indian squad

  • POSTED BY usernames on | December 2, 2012, 16:57 GMT

    Flat pitch or not, three triple centuries is an incredible feat. Facts over convictions, guys. Simple. Great feat, Jadeja.

  • POSTED BY A.Ak on | December 2, 2012, 17:06 GMT

    Well done for letting your bat speak. Hope all RJadeja haters will realise his potential. He could be India's third spinner and batsman in test matches.

  • POSTED BY gana27 on | December 2, 2012, 17:20 GMT

    Jadeja a talented youngster, he have potential to win the match singlehandedly either in fielding, bowling or batting

  • POSTED BY bleedingice on | December 2, 2012, 17:22 GMT

    he can perform on the sub continent, but has trouble overseas, plays spin well but not good against a pace attack, hes still young, he will make it back into the indian team, but he will always be a average player if he does not fix his issues. gl

  • POSTED BY InsideHedge on | December 2, 2012, 17:47 GMT

    Regardless of the flat tracks - and Rajkot is as flat as they come - you still have to score the runs, so congrats on an amazing achievement, Ravi.

  • POSTED BY on | December 2, 2012, 17:54 GMT

    Jadeja..is turning out as a home track bully, apart from Rajkot pitch..he has failed to perform on any other ground with bat...but given the fact that he's an "ALLROUNDER", can be considered for home test series...

  • POSTED BY on | December 2, 2012, 17:55 GMT

    Well done my boy.. keep up.. you deserve the place in national team..

  • POSTED BY sirviv on | December 2, 2012, 17:56 GMT

    see now this is called putting your bat where your mouth is. Unlike some players (Raina), you must prove your worth with the bat, not by trash talking and blowing smoke. Yes Ravindra does have a certain rock-star status and he might get carried away but at least he is showing how to stay at the wicket and help the team out of a sticky situation. well done young man

  • POSTED BY on | December 2, 2012, 17:56 GMT

    two triple centuries and one 6 wicket haul is no joke in a season..it remains to be seen how far saurashtra team can go from here...he is making a serious point here...Our influential M Vijay may have to walk out again as usual...