Jaydev Unadkat’s career has been topsy-turvy so far. One minute he is one of the highest-paid bowlers, the other he is struggling to get into the national side- such has been his story so far.
The left-arm pacer disheartened with the lack of opportunities tweeted, “Dear red ball, please give me one more chance..I’ll make you proud, promise!”
The left-arm pacer was brought back into the Indian Test team on the back of his sensational domestic cricket performance. Unadkat has taken 356 wickets in 97 First class matches. Additionally, he has also taken 168 wickets in 116 List A matches. As for T20, his wickets tally stands at 210 in 170 matches.
Inclusion in the national side, however, seems to have given a boost to the bowler’s confidence and he is wreaking havoc on the Ranji batters. Currently the 31-year-old is playing against Delhi and is raining hellfire on the Delhi batters.
In the first over of the match itself, Unadkat took a sensational hattrick getting Dhruv Shorey, Vaibhav Rawal, and Yash Dhull out on the last three balls. He did not stop there. Currently, the Porbandar-born bowler has taken 6 wickets in his 6 overs having given just 16 runs in the Ranji match against Delhi.
Unadkat’s feat made him the first-ever bowler to bag a hat trick in the very first over of a Ranji match. Naturally, the fans have been mightily impressed by Unadkat’s sensational bowling spell in the Ranji Trophy match.
One Twitter user by the name Neeran Karnik wrote, “Jaydev Unadkat has just destroyed the Delhi batting lineup..reduced them to 10 for 7 wickets, six of those taken by Unadkat himself, including a first over hat-trick! So happy to see him assert himself after all the mockery he’s endured from shallow cricket “fans”!”
Many are also asking for him to be added into the Border- Gavaskar Trophy squad against Austarlia.
Here’s how fans reacted to Jaydev Unadkat’s incredible bowling against Delhi in the Ranji Trophy match:
Indian test team adding Jaydev Unadkat for test series vs Australia: pic.twitter.com/IrzIjeAVYN
— Hemant (@Sportscasmm) January 3, 2023
Jaydev Unadkat in domestic matches pic.twitter.com/vs8YmnSJY6
— Sudhanshu Ranjan Singh (@memegineers_) January 3, 2023
Don't know about other selections but one player who I am very keen on seeing in the BGT is Jaydev Unadkat. And he's knocking the selection doors very hard by today's spell. Got a fifer in 2 overs against Delhi.
Has taken 6 wickets in 7 overs so far.
— Cricfan_ (@Cricfan45_10_17) January 3, 2023
Delhi 5-6? 10-7?
Jaydev Unadkat 5-0-12-6 🤯#RanjiTrophy #Delhi #Saurashtra
— Kevin Talati (@talatikevin82) January 3, 2023
Jaydev Unadkat figures 6/12 (5) against Delhi in #RanjiTrophy
Man is in hot form ❤️🔥🤯
— Devil Striker 😈 (@ooyee_devil007) January 3, 2023
Jaydev Unadkat bhai aag moot raha hai aaj Delhi ke against. #jaydevunadkat #ranji #BGT
— Nikesh Sharma (@nikesh04sharma) January 3, 2023
Both Irfan Pathan And Jaydev Unadkat are Left Arm Medium Fast Bowlers.
Both of them took hat-trick in first over. https://t.co/2YLWs2SgbJ
— Jay Rungta (@JRungta) January 3, 2023
Jaydev Unadkat 🔥👏👏 #RanjiTrophy
— Rajesh Khilare (@Cricrajeshpk) January 3, 2023
Jaydev Unadkat is firmly settled as IND's 5th choice fast bowling option.
— cricketingview (@cricketingview) January 3, 2023