Srinagar: India’s star all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja clinched the IPL 2023 title for the CSK against Gujarat Titans on Monday with last over heroics.
Jadeja went on to hit six and four on last two deliveries against Mohit Sharma to hand CSK its 5th IPL title.
Soon after the sensational title win Jadeja, dedicated the victory to none other than the ‘Thala’, in a post that went viral on social media.
“We did it for ONE and ONLY “MS DHONI. mahi bhai aapke liye toh kuch bhi…,” Jadeja tweeted.
Earlier after a big partnership by Devon Conway and Ruturaj Gaikwad and cameos from Shivam Dube, Jadeja scored 10 runs off the final 2 balls to seal the win for his side.
“It feels amazing, to win my fifth title in front of my home crowd. I am from Gujarat, and it is a special feeling. This crowd has been amazing. They were waiting for rain to stop till late night, I would like to say a big congratulations to the CSK fans who came to support us. I would like to dedicate this win to a special member of the CSK side, MS Dhoni. I was just thinking I need to swing hard, as much as I can. Where the ball will go, I was not thinking about that, just looking to swing hard. I was backing myself and looking to hit straight, because I know Mohit can bowl those slower balls,” said Jadeja after the match.
Jadeja overall in the IPL 2023 scored 190 runs in 12 innings at an average of 23.75 and a strike rate of 142.85 and the best score of 25*. Jadeja also took 20 wickets in these 16 matches at an average of 21.55 and an economy rate of 7.56, with best figures of 3/20.