Bhajji’s 100th Test, Bhajji’s optimism about playing his 150th Test, the spectacle over Sehwag’s spectacles, Ashiwin’s bowling performance, Clarke’s brilliant ton, Kohli’s ton, well of course Dhoni’s double ton, Watson playing as a special batsman, Bhuvneshwar Kumar also playing as a specialist batsman, consecutive sixes for Sachin, and the list goes on. The first Test between India and Australia will be remembered for a lot of reasons.
But there was one moment which stands out - Sir Ravindra Jadeja playing in his 2nd Test.
Pattinson, with three wickets to his name comes steaming in, and pitches it outside the off stump. Now, someone like Gambhir would have poked at the ball and would been caught at slips, but Jadeja was not going to commit that folly. He shouldered arms in a manner which would have made Dravid proud. When the ball hit timber, he was not going to disappoint the cameramen – he held the pose as a treat to them. He did not even look behind. There was a touch of panache about it.
Sir Jadeja has always defied norms. In his case, the famous saying can be tweaked as, “Cometh the man, cometh the hour”. When he does something spectacular, the world sees, and reacts. We have caught some of the reactions from the world of internet memes.