Ravindra Jadeja is considered one of the best fielders. In the WTC final, when the New Zealand team was on the way to victory, they caught a ball in such a way that millions of fans thought that they had taken the catch. Former India captain Sunil Gavaskar, while commenting, said in a joking manner whether this would be considered as Fake Fielding.
Actually, on the sixth day of the WTC final, Mohammed Shami was doing the 23rd over of the innings and Ross Taylor was on strike. He cut the delivery forcefully, although the ball had hit the ground once before going into Jadeja’s hands.
everyone felt like taylor got out
Jadeja, India’s all-rounder and one of the finest fielders in international cricket, threw the ball in the air as soon as he touched it. Fielders usually do this when the catch is taken and the batsman is out. For a moment, the Ageas Bowl in Southampton made many fans and even commentators feel that Taylor had to go back to the pavilion. Jadeja, however, threw the ball quickly towards Shami with a cheeky smile on his face.
Gavaskar asked, is this Fake Fielding?
Former Team India captain Sunil Gavaskar was in the commentary box with Simon Dole and immediately asked if Jadeja’s theatrics would be considered “fake fielding”. Gavaskar asked “Does this come under fielding? 5 penalty runs?” However, Dole responded quickly and jokingly, saying that the commentary he was doing was fake, as he thought the batsman had been dismissed.
Significantly, New Zealand won the title by defeating India by eight wickets in the final match of the World Test Championship played at The Rose Bowl on Wednesday.
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