Jadeja tears apart Harshal

In his first four games in IPL 2021, Harshal Patel had bowled seven overs at the death at an economy rate of 5.85 while picking up nine wickets.

Then came the game against Chennai Super Kings. Harshal bowled the 18th over of the innings, conceded only five runs and dismissed Ambati Rayudu.

Jadeja tears apart Harshal

His figures at that stage were 3-0-14-3. Giving him the 20th over was a no-brainer.

Jadeja tears apart Harshal

Ravindra Jadeja, though, had other plans. Harshal tried offcutters, yorkers and a slower bouncer

Jadeja tears apart Harshal

but nothing came out right as Jadeja stood deep in his crease, cleared the front leg and launched everything over midwicket.

Jadeja tears apart Harshal

The first four balls, including a no-ball, were all hit for sixes. The next produced a brace before Jadeja finished it off with another six and a four, making it the joint-most expensive over (37 runs) in the IPL.

Jadeja tears apart Harshal

"First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win." A fellow Gujarati, Mahatma Gandhi, could well have meant to say this about Ravindra Jadeja.

Jadeja tears apart Harshal

The best of observers ignored his left-arm spin at first, then he was ridiculed for his three triple-centuries in Ranji Trophy

Jadeja tears apart Harshal

The idea of Jadeja the Test player was contested when India handed him a debut in 2012-13 against conventional wisdom, but Jadeja won them all over

Jadeja tears apart Harshal