Ravindra Jadeja made an immediate impact at the Asia Cup 2018 as defending champions India started off their ‘Super Four’ campaign with an emphatic seven-wicket win over Bangladesh.
Jadeja joined India’s squad in the United Arab Emirates on Thursday after Axar Patel tore a tendon in his left index finger, but he wasted no time in contributing as his 4/29 helped dismiss Bangladesh for a low total of 173.
Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Jasprit Bumrah also made trouble for the batsman, the duo sharing the other six wickets at Dubai International Cricket Stadium.
While the bowlers put their feet up, skipper Rohit Sharma maintained his impressive form in the competition with another half century, anchoring the run chase to a successful conclusion.
Rohit hit an unbeaten 83 off 104 balls at the top of the innings to leave India in pole position to reach the final on September 28.
Here is how the Twitter world reacted to India’s convincing win:
— BCCI (@BCCI) September 21, 2018
Captain’s knock by Rohit, some runs for Dhoni finally, Bhuvi in fine form again, but biggest gain for India today bagful of wickets for comeback man @imjadeja
— Cricketwallah (@cricketwallah) September 21, 2018
Congratulations India on a well deserved victory. Great team effort, wish the team the very best for the matches to come #IndvBan
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) September 21, 2018
Congratulations India on a really clinical performance. A good comeback for Jadeja and Rohit was as elegant as always. May we carry the momentum. #IndvBan
— VVS Laxman (@VVSLaxman281) September 21, 2018
— Rahul Sharma (@ImRahulSharma3) September 21, 2018
— Chennai Super Kings (@ChennaiIPL) September 21, 2018
— ICC (@ICC) September 21, 2018
— Wriddhiman Saha (@Wriddhipops) September 21, 2018
— Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) September 21, 2018
— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) September 21, 2018
— Mohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) September 21, 2018