Suryakumar Yadav awarded the field medal to Ravindra Jadeja. Jadeja took three brilliant catches during the semi-final against the Kiwis, helping the Men in Blue dismiss Daryl Mitchell, Glenn Phillips and Mark Chapman.
Shuryakumar Yadav presented Ravindra Jadeja with the “best fielder” award after India’s World Cup semi-final win over New Zealand. Image: Screengrab
India all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja became the latest recipient of the “best fielder medal”, following India’s 70-run victory over New Zealand in the World Cup 2023 semi-final in Mumbai on Sunday Wednesday.
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Suryakumar Yadav awarded the medal of the field to Jadeja. Jadeja took three brilliant catches during the semi-final against the Kiwis, helping the Men in Blue dismiss Daryl Mitchell, Glenn Phillips and Mark Chapman.
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Presenting the medal to Jadeja, Suryakumar Yadav used a reference from the Bollywood film Bajirao Mastani, saying: “Cheeteh ki chaal, baaj ki najar aur Royal Navghan ki fielding se koi nahi bach sakta” (One cannot escape from the speed of a cheetah, the vision of a hawk, and the parking of the Royal Cave).
Apart from Jadeja, Mohammed Siraj and KL Rahul were the candidates named by fielding coach T Dilip.
Virat Kohli’s smashing century and Shreyas Iyer’s ton helped India post 397 on the board after opting to bat against the Kiwis. In reply, Mohammed Shami was the star with the ball with figures of 7/57 to dismiss the visitors for 327.
India will face the winners of the second semi-final between South Africa and Australia in the final on Sunday in Ahmedabad.
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