Ravindra Jadeja slammed his maiden Test century against the Windies on Day 2 of the first Test at the Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Rajkot.
The all-rounder reached the three-figure mark off 132 deliveries infront of his home crowd, smashing five fours and five sixes. Soon after, Indian captain Virat Kohli, who scored his 24th Test ton earlier in the day, declared the Indian innings at 649/9.
Things turned jittery for India when Jadeja was on 99, as on-strike pace-bowler Mohammad Shami seemed to wilt under the pressure of West Indian Devendra Bishoo, whose deliveries almost spun square.
But later Jadeja drove Kraigg Brathwaite’s delivery towards mid-off to reach his first-ever century in the longest format of the game.
Here is how Twitter reacted to Jadeja’s maiden Test hundred:
Oh Ravi Jadeja!
The India all-rounder brings up his maiden Test century! 💯
— ICC (@ICC) October 5, 2018
— BCCI (@BCCI) October 5, 2018
राजपूत का राजकोट में राज….क्या तलवारबाज़ी 🙏🙌
1st Test hundred for Sir Jadeja 👏👏 #IndvWI
— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) October 5, 2018
Jadeja’s career in all three formats hasn’t quite panned out the way he would have wished. But he does not whine about it & gives his best wherever he gets a chance. I admire him for that. Congratulations to him on a maiden Test ton.👏👏👏🙏.#INDvsWI
— Sanjay Manjrekar (@sanjaymanjrekar) October 5, 2018
Maiden Test hundred and that too at your home ground..what a moment for @imjadeja. 👏
And, India looks quite good with this huge total. Let’s see how bowlers take this forward now. #IndvWI pic.twitter.com/jpQ2H8GyHq
— R P Singh रुद्र प्रताप सिंह (@rpsingh) October 5, 2018
— Danny Morrison (@SteelyDan66) October 5, 2018
Would have been a travesty if Ravindra Jadeja wouldn't have got a Test hundred.
He'll finally no longer be the man with the three triple-hundreds at domestic level. #INDvWI
— Saurabh Somani (@saurabh_42) October 5, 2018
— Mithun Manhas (@MithunManhas) October 5, 2018
— Chennai Super Kings (@ChennaiIPL) October 5, 2018
Not scoring a hundred wasn’t really an option for Jadeja. He had his 100+ average at Rajkot to protect
— Sambit Bal (@sambitbal) October 5, 2018
Love watching Jadeja bat, he hasn't done justice to his batting potential for long. Hopefully, gets more in the coming time.
— Nikhil 🏏 (@CricCrazyNIKS) October 5, 2018
— CricketTimes.com (@CricketTimesHQ) October 5, 2018
Jadeja's wagon-wheel is superb!!! pic.twitter.com/52dFRkLcFX
— Dave Bird (@BardDave) October 5, 2018
— CRICVIEW HINDI – क्रिकेट हिंदी (@CricviewHindi) October 5, 2018
— Gautam Bhimani (@gbhimani) October 5, 2018