India’s recent historic Test victory against South Africa in Cape Town not only marked a significant milestone for the team but also brought individual moments of joy for players. Star all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja, who returned home after the successful tour, recently shared a delightful video on his Instagram handle, showcasing a unique vintage bullock cart ride experience that has since taken the internet by storm.
India’s triumph in Cape Town
The Indian cricket team’s triumph in Cape Town has been widely celebrated as they became the first Asian team to secure a Test win at the iconic venue. Amidst the post-match euphoria, the spotlight has now shifted to Jadeja, who, despite having a limited role in the series decider, returned home in a cheerful mood.
Beyond the cricket pitch: Jadeja enjoys a vintage bullock cart ride
Jadeja’s Instagram post, captioned “Vintage ride,” captured a moment of the cricketer enjoying a traditional bullock cart ride, reminiscent of simpler times. The video quickly went viral across various social media platforms, showcasing a different side of the cricket star away from the cricket field.
Here’s the video
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While Jadeja didn’t have a significant impact on the South Africa tour, missing the opening game due to injury, his relaxed demeanour in the video suggests a well-deserved break and a chance to reconnect with his roots. The bullock cart ride video has resonated with fans who appreciated the all-rounder’s ability to find joy in life beyond the cricket pitch.
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Looking ahead: Jadeja’s role in the England Series
Looking ahead, Jadeja is set to play a crucial role in the upcoming 5-match Test series against England, scheduled to commence on January 25. Despite not bowling a single over in the Cape Town Test dominated by Indian pacers, Jadeja’s return to the squad for the series against England indicates a renewed focus on his all-round skills.
WTC 2023-25 standings and India’s aspiration
The World Test Championship (WTC) 2023-25 standings have seen a shift, with India slipping to the second position after Australia’s clean sweep over Pakistan. With the upcoming series against England, Jadeja will be eager to contribute significantly and help India reclaim the top spot in the WTC rankings.