India vs West Indies 1st Test Day 2 at Rajkot: Ravindra Jadeja stole the show on Day 2 of the first Test against West Indies at Rajkot by slamming his maiden Test century after Prithvi Shaw grabbed headlines on Day 1. The second day belonged to Virat Kohli, who brought up his 24th ton initially, but the bigger event was the Jadeja hundred. Jadeja initially played with Kohli and formed a partnership, but once Kohli was out and he had reached fifty, he upped the ante and in no time brought up a memorable maiden century. It was also more special as he has done it in front of his fans at home. Once, he got there, he performed his signature sword dance as the entire Indian team gave him a standing ovation, which was led by captain Kohli. Also Read - Virat Kohli Becomes First Indian to Breach 100-Million Followers Mark on Instagram
One, he got to the landmark, Virat Kohli decided it was enough as India declared their innings at 649/9. Shami was unbeaten at the other end.
Earlier in the day, coming in to bat at number 7 after the dismissal of Rishabh Pant (92), Jadeja took 132 deliveries to reach the magical three-figure mark in cricket’s most pristine format. His innings was laced with five brilliant boundaries and five mighty maximums. The 29-year old knitted crucial partnerships, first with captain Virat Kohli and continued to do so with the lower-order batsmen.
In the post-lunch session, Jadeja continued to pile on runs, even as the hosts kept losing wickets on the other end. After the dismissal of Kuldeep Yadav, the allrounder went after West Indies bowler and stitched a 55-run partnership with Umesh Yadav to take India across 600. After Umesh’s dismissal, with just one wicket to go, Jadeja decided to not rotate the strike and kept on batting himself to achieve the milestone.