Indian all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja has notched a unique double on Tuesday as he has become third Indian after Kapil Dev and Sachin Tendulkar to score 2000 runs and take 150 wickets in ODI cricket. Jadeja achieved the record in the second ODI of ongoing five-match series against Australia in Nagpur.
Jadeja, who has 171 wickets so far in 149 ODIs, completed 2000 runs with a single in the 41st over of the match at Vidarbha Cricket Association ground.
Legendary allrounder Kapil, who led India to their maiden ICC World Cup title win in 1983, scored 3783 runs and took 253 wickets in 225 ODIs between 1978 and 1994. Batting legend Tendulkar scored a whopping 18426 runs and took 154 wickets in 436 ODIs.
Jadeja, who made his ODI debut for India in 2009 against Sri Lanka, is a handy allrounder. However, he is facing tough competition from his teammates for the slot in Indian squad for the World Cup in England this year. He scored 21 off 40 deliveries in the match before perishing in the 46th over.
Meanwhile, India captain Virat Kohli has taken another step towards breaking the all-time most centuries in ODIs record held by Tendulkar. Kohli registered his 40th ODI ton and became the only second batsman in the world to join the elite list of batsman who scored 40 or more centuries in the ODI format.
India currently lead the series 1-0 after beating the tourists by six wickets in Hyderabad on Sunday thanks to unbeaten fifties from Kedar Jadhav and MS Dhoni.