Ravindra Jadeja Termed India's Most Valuable Test Player

Wed Jul 01 2020 17:40:25 GMT+0530 (IST)

Cricket reference book Wisden named energetic all-rounder  Ravindra Jadeja as India's 'Most Valuable Player' in the 21st Century in red-ball cricket. Wisden said the all-rounder gives his best for his side.

He was named the second most valuable Test player globally who got a whooping MVP rating of 97.3. The top places by picked by Srilankan veteran Right-arm off-break bowler and serving Sri Lankan cricket coach Muttiah Muralitharan.

The MVP rating is given to all the players in world cricket on the grounds of the statistical model. This process ranks high on the 'match impact' of every player compared to other players.

Jadeja has played in 49 Tests from 2012, managing to score 1,869 runs and has also picked up 213 wickets.

Ravendra Jadeja's bowling average of 24.62 is high than that of Australian veteran Shane Warne and he surpassed Shane Watson in terms of batting average with 35.26.

Ravindra Jadeja took to Twitter to share his happiness on being named as the most valuable player in the 21st Century.

"Thank you Wisden India for naming me the 'Most Valuable Player'. I would like to thank all my teammates, coaches, fans, and well-wishers for your support as I aim to give my best for our country. Jai Hind," Jadeja's Tweet read.