Indian left-arm spinner Ravindra Jadeja reached a significant milestone on Sunday by taking his 150th wicket in One-Day International (ODI) matches. The achievement came when Jadeja dismissed England opener Sam Billings during the 3rd ODI being played at the Eden Gardens stadium in Kolkata. With this, Jadeja has now registered his name in record books, as the first ever Indian left-arm spinner to take 150 wickets in ODIs. Jadeja was playing his 129th ODI and Sam Billings’ wicket fell when he was caught by Bumrah.
Later, Jadeja also took the wicket of Jason Roy, taking his total count to 151 so far in ODIs. Jadeja has now become the 12th Indian bowler, and 68th overall, to have taken more than 150 wickets in ODIs. In test matches, he has a total of 111 wickets and in T20Is, his wicket count is 31. It may be recalled that Jadeja made his debut in ODIs in Colombo where he played against Sri Lanka on February 8, 2009. His entry into test matches came in 2012, when he played against England in Nagpur. Jadeja’s aggressive bowling put England under pressure after they had made a good start in their innings.
India is currently leading 2-0 in the ongoing three-match India-England ODI series. A three-match T20I series will also begin from January 26.