India all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja has received a letter from Maharaja Jamsaheb of Nawanagar hailing the southpaw for his gritty 77-run knock against New Zealand which came off just 59 balls in the semi-final of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 .
The Jamnagar-lad took to Instagram to share the Maharaja’s letter.
” Kind words from maharaja jamsaheb of jamnagar #respect #Shatrusalyasinhji #proudmoment,” read the post of Jadeja.
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In the letter, the Maharaja has written that it was a pity that the two-time World Cup champions (1983 and 2011) India could not win their semi-final match against New Zealand but he (Maharaja) was happy with Jadeja’s performance in all fields of the game and then went on to congratulate the cricketer.
On Wednesday, India narrowly missed the ticket to the final in their semi-final encounter with New Zealand but it was the lion-hearted innings of Jadeja that almost pulled off a blinder for India.
Talking about the match, batting first, New Zealand posted a total of 239 runs in 50 overs.
A target which was looking a paltry one soon turned out to be a nightmare for the Men in Blue as their top-order failed miserably to counter the brutal pace attack of New Zealand.
India were 92 for 6 when Jadeja came in and stitched a 106-run partnership with MS Dhoni to bring India back in the game. But the duo could not take India home and India eventually lost the match by 18 runs.