Dheeraj Jadhav hitting hundreds for fun

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Should probably write about Bangladesh v India or the IPL auction or something. Have decided to do a follow-up to a 2006 post about Dheeraj Jadhav instead.

If you read that post, you’ll see that in 2005 we tipped Gautam Gambhir for great things, but only to ourself. Being as Gambhir’s hit a hundred in each of his last five Tests and you’ve never heard of Dheeraj Jadhav, you might think that we named the wrong man.

Well, yes, you’d probably be right. However, there is a weird symmetry with Gambhir’s recent achievements. Here are Dheeraj Jadhav’s last four first-class innings: 114, 111, 165 not out and 49 not out. Those figures demand context as well.

  • The 114 was the highest score in the match. The next highest, in any innings, was 43.
  • The 111 was the second highest score in the match. In all, there were two hundreds and two fifties in the match.
  • The 165 not out and 49 not out were in the same match. There were no other hundreds and only three fifties in the match.

What’s our point? Our point is that we don’t really have much to say about Gambhir’s five hundreds or Eoin Morgan being signed to play in the IPL.


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  1. Well he’s 30 and has been around for a long time, and is playing for Assam, no way he’ll get any attention now. Also, his cricinfo profile begins “Dheeraj Jadhav was a solid middle-order bat ” so everyone probably thinks he’s dead anyway.

  2. I have something to say about Eoin Morgan and IPL. This year’s IPL will feature Sunil Gavaskar yelling the batsman’s name at the top of his voice when the fellow comes in to bat. Boxing style. And “Eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeoooooooooooooooiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiinnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn Mmmmmmmmmmmmmoooooooooooorrrrrrrrrrgggggggggannnnnnnnnnnnn” sure has a nice ring to it. And while Sunny does this, Robin Jackman provides the background bass “Dingchingtucktickdingchingtucktick”. Seeing all this and unable to control himself, Laxman Sivaramakrishnan squeals so hard a little pee comes out. And meanwhile in a land far, far away, Nasser Hussain is trying to tell people it is pronounced “twenty-twenty” and not “tweny tweny”.

    I need coffee.

  3. It’s OK jonathan – this Alex wasn’t caught from Jrod… the King has picked this one up elsewhere.
    No topical cream required.

    Nothing to add regarding KCs post.

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