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'Cricket Thalapathy': Sir Ravindra Jadeja earns a new title after dominance over KKR

‘Cricket Thalapathy’: Sir Ravindra Jadeja earns a new title after dominance over KKR

In a triumphant display at the Chepauk stadium, Ravindra Jadeja exhibited his prowess, leading Chennai Super Kings (CSK) to a commanding seven-wicket win over Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in a thrilling IPL encounter. CSK bestowed the moniker ‘Cricket Thalapathy‘ upon Jadeja in recognition of his exceptional bowling performance, which played a pivotal role in their victory.

Jadeja’s outstanding figures of 3/18 in 4 overs dismantled KKR’s batting lineup, restricting them to a modest total of 137 for 9 on a challenging Chepauk pitch. His mastery over the conditions was evident as he became the only player in IPL history to achieve a ‘treble’ of 1000 plus runs, 100 plus wickets, and now 100 catches. Despite his remarkable feat, the humble Jadeja expressed his joviality, stating that his title as ‘Cricket Thalapathy’ is yet to be verified.

Following his stellar performance against KKR, CSK officially dubbed Ravindra Jadeja as the ‘Cricket Thalapathy’. Jadeja, despite not receiving a nickname akin to Dhoni’s ‘Thala’ or Raina’s ‘Chinna Thala’ from Chennai fans, expressed his delight after the match. His all-round excellence propelled CSK to victory, reaffirming his significance to the team.

CSK skipper Ruturaj Gaikwad played a pivotal role in the successful chase, anchoring the innings with a composed 67 off 58 balls. Supported by Daryl Mitchell’s quickfire 25 off 19 balls and Shivam Dube’s brisk 28 off 18 balls, CSK efficiently chased down the target in 17.4 overs. The iconic Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s presence on the field added a fitting touch to CSK’s victory, symbolizing the team’s resilience and determination.

The victory marked CSK’s third win in five matches, all secured on their home turf after facing two consecutive losses on the road. Jadeja’s stellar performance not only reaffirmed his status as a key player for CSK but also showcased his ability to thrive under pressure and deliver match-winning contributions when it matters the most.

CSK’s convincing victory over KKR highlighted their strength as a formidable unit, with Jadeja emerging as a linchpin in both bowling and fielding departments. As the IPL season progresses, CSK will look to build on this momentum and continue their quest for success under the leadership of stalwarts like Jadeja and Dhoni.

Also read: IPL 2024, CSK vs KKR: Ravindra Jadeja with all-round performance etches name in history

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