Ind vs Eng 4th Test: Ravindra Jadeja injury update- Legend and commentator Sunil Gavaskar feels that the injury sustained by Ravindra Jadeja on January 10 is taking too long to recover. He also opined that Jadeja may not be able to directly walk into the Indian squad after Axar’s brilliant spells in the first two Tests. He joked that Jadeja must be wondering what happened to his thumb.
“Jadeja is now wondering what happened to his thumb. He is asking the doctor why his dislocated thumb has taken so long to recover. He got hit on the 10th of January and it is now the end of February, for a dislocated thumb [injury] to take that long [to recover],” Gavaskar said on Star Sports.
Jadeja was ruled out of Ind vs Eng Test series due to a broken thumb that he sustained during the Border-Gavaskar Trophy. He suffered multiple injuries during India’s tour down under. The 32-year-old had a hamstring injury in the T20I series against Australia and then suffered a concussion after being hit on the helmet.
With Axar Patel performing in such a brilliant fashion in his first two Tests, the road to playing XI for India seems to be difficult tasks for the all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja.
He was not named in the upcoming T20I series against England, beginning March 12.
In Ravindra Jadeja’s absence, Axar Patel made his debut during the second Test in Chennai. He took 7 and in the 2nd Test and produced a match-winning performance in the 3rd Test by picking up 11 wickets at his home ground.
Washington Sundar too has grabbed the opportunities in the absence of R Jadeja. He played a remarkable inning in Gabba to help India breach the fortress and then followed it with 85 runs knock in Chennai Test against England.
What next for Ravindra Jadeja?
The allrounder is unlikely to make a comeback for India in the upcoming ODI series against England, beginning March 23. As per multiple February 10 reports, Jadeja had headed to NCA, Bengaluru and needed a six-week break.
The star allrounder might next feature in the IPL 2021 before making his return to the National squad. One of the best fielders of the modern era, Ravindra Jadeja plays for MS Dhoni-led Chennai Super Kings in the Indian Premier League.
Meanwhile, it is a good headache for the Selection Committee as youngsters have grabbed the opportunity.