Ravindra Jadeja expresses remorse after leaving Sarfaraz Khan stranded on his Test debut, admitting, “It was my wrong call.”

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Ravindra Jadeja shared his initial thoughts on Sarfaraz Khan’s runout after reaching a century against England in the 3rd Test.

Veteran Indian all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja has shared insights into the unfortunate mix-up between him and Sarfaraz Khan on Day 1 of the 3rd Test against England. Leading India’s batting charge, Jadeja partnered with debutant Sarfaraz after Indian skipper Rohit Sharma’s remarkable century revived the innings. While Jadeja and Rohit showcased their prowess, Sarfaraz captured hearts with his remarkable performance against Ben Stokes and company in the crucial match.

Sarfaraz entered the crease when Jadeja was on 84 off 153 balls. As Jadeja approached 99 steadily, Sarfaraz had already secured his maiden half-century for Team India in the third session. Eager to assist Jadeja in reaching the triple-digit milestone before the day’s end, Sarfaraz found himself stranded by Jadeja’s misjudgment in the 81st over.

Ravindra Jadeja felt really bad after running out Sarfaraz Khan

Jadeja refused to take a quick run when Sarfaraz wanted one, leading to a direct hit from mid-on fielder Mark Wood that ended Sarfaraz’s innings. After the day’s play, Jadeja expressed sympathy for Sarfaraz on Instagram, taking full responsibility for the run-out. He posted, “Feeling bad for SarfarazKhan 97, it was my wrong call. Well played.”

Ravindra Jadeja's Instagram story. Ravindra Jadeja’s Instagram story.

Sarfaraz shines in his debut Test

Sarfaraz made a dazzling debut for Rohit’s Team India, scoring 62 off 66 balls before getting run out by James Anderson. The Mumbai batsman also earned the distinction of hitting the joint-fastest half-century by an Indian debutant. Sarfaraz’s dismissal prompted a furious reaction from Rohit in the Indian dressing room.

Jadeja’s century helps India reach 326/5 at stumps

After Sarfaraz’s exit, Jadeja marked his fourth Test century with his signature sword celebration. He ended the day unbeaten on 110 runs from 212 balls, guiding India to 326-5 in 86 overs by stumps. England’s Wood claimed three wickets, conceding 69 runs in his 17 overs. Jadeja and nightwatchman Kuldeep Yadav will resume batting for India on Friday at Rajkot.

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