India and England are battling out for the final Test, even though the outcome of the series is already decided. Currently, England is slightly ahead in the game, but they don't have complete dominance which looked possible when they had reduced the Indian team to 174/6 at the end of day two. Indian batsman or you can say 'swordsman' Ravindra Jadeja fought it out brilliantly against a pumped up England attack.
Jadeja scored unbeaten 86 runs and could have reached his maiden Test hundred but his batting partner Jasprit Bumrah was run-out when India's total read 292 on the scoreboard. This kept England's lead to just 40 runs in after the first innings.
The Saurashtra all-rounder gathered praise for his outstanding batting in a tough situation. He was so good that even the official Twitter account of ICC couldn't stop themselves from calling him 'Sir'.
Sir Ravindra Jadeja take a bow!— ICC (@ICC) September 9, 2018
The all-rounder is shepherding the tail expertly, and is currently unbeaten on 86, having unfurled his trademark swashbuckling celebration on reaching 50.
India are 292/9 and trailing by 40.
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The 'Sir' Jadeja fans did enjoy it, but some fans on social media were not happy with this gesture of ICC. Many of the Pakistani cricket lovers were irked when ICC referred to him as 'Sir' and vented their feelings on Twitter.
Here are the tweets:
When did he become Sir— Adnan Ahmed Siddique (@AdnanASiddiq101) September 9, 2018
Is this account run by an Indian? Very biased.— J (@james_blacknell) September 9, 2018
Only One Inning & Sir??? Come On...— Sheraz Imtiaz (@Sherazgd) September 9, 2018
Please don't call him "sir".. He doesn't deserve this..— Zaka-ur-Rehman (@Zakaurrehman333) September 9, 2018
That's a bit derogatory by ICC calling him 'Sir'. He played very well indeed to bring up India's score to almost match England's. He played better than the lost T20 he played in when he was given that 'Sir' title and Dhobi apologised for losing the game.— norm (@norm1037) September 9, 2018
Sir? Smoking weed or something— مثقال ذرة ????????♥️ ???? (@adil_malix) September 9, 2018
Is this a tweet by ICC or some Jadeja fan? Very unprofessional!— Usman Zia (@usmanzia78) September 9, 2018
FFS , Don’t disrespect the word ‘ SIR’— Rajzz (@waqar618) September 9, 2018