India's Ravindra Jadeja and Shubman Gill avoided a nasty collision during the Boxing Day Test against Australia at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) on Saturday.
In the 13th over of the Australian innings, India off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin beat Matthew Wade in flight as the Australian opener mistimed a lofted shot.
Jadeja and Gill both charged towards the ball despite a loud call of ‘mine’ from the former. The debutant was committed to completing the catch and could not control his momentum and slightly nudged the Indian all-rounder. Jadeja took a brilliant catch at the end and avoided the collision.
If the best fielder in the world is going for a catch and you are on debut, best to probably leave it for him 🤣 @imjadeja— Gareth McCarter (@g2mcc) December 26, 2020
Cricket Australia took to Twitter and shared the video and captioned it as "Almost disaster! But Jadeja held his ground and held the catch!"
The Indian cricket fans also gave their own opinion regarding the incident on social media.
When Jaddu is thr, it will be taken. But a fresher has to impress his boss !!— Aayush (@Analyst_Aayush) December 26, 2020
Meanwhile, at Tea on day one of the second Test, Australia were 136/5 with skipper Tim Paine and Cameron Green batting on 0 and 6 respectively.
TEA in Melbourne ☕— ICC (@ICC) December 26, 2020
Australia have slipped further, losing two more wickets for 71 runs 🏏
Can India press on their advantage in the final session?#AUSvIND ▶️ https://t.co/bcDsS3qmgl pic.twitter.com/P5lXL1pgzC
Feature image courtesy: PUNIT PARANJPE / AFP