Mirpur (Bangladesh), June 24: Out-of-form India all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja was dropped from the team for the 3rd ODI against Bangladesh today at Sher-e-Bangla Stadium. And on Twitter, fans started making fun of the left-hander.
Having already lost the 3-match series 0-2, India opted to go in with 2 changes for the final ODI on Wednesday. The 26-year-old Jadeja was replaced by Stuart Binny and Umesh Yadav took Bhuvneshwar Kumar's place. (Best quotes on 'legend' Dhoni)
Fans on social media greeted Jadeja's axeing with both disbelief and joy. Many were surprised that captain MS Dhoni had finally decided to exclude Jadeja from the Playing XI.
Both Dhoni and Jadeja play for the same Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise, Chennai Super Kings (CSK). The skipper has always backed Jadeja even when he has not been in form. But with Axar Patel in the team, Jadeja was facing stiff competition. Axar is playing in today's match.
In the opening two games of the series, Jadeja scored 32 and 19. He went wicketless in both contests. So far, he has played 121 ODIs scoring 1,804 runs and taking 144 wickets.
The consensus on social media was it was the right decision to keep Jadeja out.
Here are some of the reactions from Twitter
Ravindra Jadeja has been dropped finally. He was found to have a fake SIRtificate.— Keh Ke Peheno (@coolfunnytshirt) June 24, 2015
RAVINDRA JADEJA HAS BEEN DROPPED #RipleysBelieveItorNot— Yokesh (@ImYokEsH) June 24, 2015
Dropping Ravindra Jadeja was a good idea. Only point I wish to make is that he should have been dropped from a reasonable height.— Roflindian 2.0 (@Roflindian) June 24, 2015
No Ishant Sharma, No Ravindra Jadeja. Whom will we blame if we lose tonight? #BANvIND— RJ Dipp (@TheRadioJoker) June 24, 2015
Finally Ravindra jadeja rested on the eve of ICC t20 world cup next year.. smart move !!— Santhosh (@dadassanthosh) June 24, 2015
Ravindra Jadeja finally dropped. Probably he met Lalit Modi somewhere ! @BCCI— Rohan Deshmukh (@rohandes) June 24, 2015
IIN Topper Ravindra Jadeja finally dropped from team.— Vivek Pujara (@VivekPujara) June 24, 2015
Ravindra Jadeja searching for alternate career options. pic.twitter.com/mCWTjusd6Y— God Particle (@Gott_Partikel) June 24, 2015
Ravindra Jadeja dropped, I think it would be nice for him. He can now focus more on his Hairstyles & Beards, priorities man!— Sand-d Singh IIT (@Sand_In_Deed) June 24, 2015