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Ravindra Jadeja announces retirement from T20 format After Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli

Indian cricket star Ravindra Jadeja has officially announced his retirement from T20 internationals following India’s victory in the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2024.

Jadeja, a key all-rounder, bid farewell to the shortest format of the game with heartfelt gratitude. His instrumental role in India’s T20 World Cup campaign included an unbeaten cameo in the semi-final against England, where he smashed 17 runs off just 9 deliveries.

Although he took only one wicket during the tournament, Jadeja’s economical performance significantly contributed to the team’s success, maintaining an impressive economy rate of 7.57.

Throughout his T20I career, Jadeja represented India in 74 matches, scoring 515 runs in 41 innings, remaining unbeaten in 17 of them. As a lower-middle-order batsman, he consistently contributed to the team’s cause.

His bowling prowess was equally remarkable, ending with an impressive economy rate of 7.13 runs per over and a total of 54 wickets in the shortest format.

Despite missing the 2022 T20 World Cup due to injury, Jadeja made a triumphant return to T20Is in December last year. His inclusion signaled the team management’s strategic move as they prepared for the 2024 T20 World Cup.

Going forward, Jadeja will continue to represent India in Tests and ODIs, remaining a vital member of the squad. His retirement from T20 internationals marks the end of an era, but his legacy as an all-format player remains intact.

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