Team Chennai Super Kings registered their second win in the ongoing IPL tournament by defeating Rajasthan Royals at Mumbai’s Wankhede. After scoring a competitive total of 188 runs in the first innings, bowlers of the Dhoni-led team managed to restrict the opposition for just 143 runs and climbed to the second spot of the table. One of the main reasons for the yellow team’s victory is Ravindra Jadeja’s fielding effort.
He grabbed four catches in the match and was displaying some terrific athleticism in the field. Now, while the entire social media is celebrating the all rounder for his feat, former England cricketer and current commentator Michael Vaughan who is known for his controversial tweets against team India, has came up with a tweet slamming BCCI for not including Jadeja in the A+ category in the annual central contract.
On Thursday, The Board of control for cricket in India has announced the Annual Player contracts for Team India for the period from October 2020 to September 2021. According to the press release of BCCI, the payment structures has been divided into four categories with Grade A+ contract earning players ₹7 crore, Grade A earning players ₹5 crore, Grade B earning players ₹3 crore, and Grade C earning players ₹1 crore for the aforementioned time period.
It has been reported that a total of 28 cricketers were awarded central contracts in four categories. India captain Virat Kohli, vice-captain Rohit Sharma, and fast bowler Jasprit Bumrah were retained in the A+ category list. Meanwhile, R Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane, Shikhar Dhawan, KL Rahul, Mohammed Shami, Ishant Sharma, Rishabh Pant and Hardik Pandya were all placed under Grade A contract.
Wicketkeeper Wriddhiman Saha, pacers Umesh Yadav, Bhuvneshar Kumar, and Shardul Thakur and opening batsman Mayank Agarwal were all placed under Grade B contract. Kuldeep Yadav, Navdeep Saini, Deepak Chahar, Shubman Gill, Hanuma Vihari, Axar Patel, Shreyas Iyer, Washington Sudnar, Yuzvendra Chahal and Mohammed Siraj were all placed under Group C.
As soon as the report surfaced, Vaughan came up with a tweet in his official twitter account writing “Disgrace, he should be on the biggest behind Virat”
Now, after seeing the all rounder’s fielding and bowling performance in the 12th league of the IPL 14, Vaughan said “That’s exactly why Ravindra Jadeja is so so so valuable to any team … How the BCCI don’t have him in the top contract bracket is beyond me … !!!!!!” in his tweet.
Check out his tweet below :
“He may not have the power like he used to with the Bat MSD,but he is still the best T20 tactician we have ever seen …” he said in his next tweet.
Various kind of comments from the fans of team India surfaced for this tweet of Michael. Check out some of them below :
He isn't in top contract is our problem not yours .— Slog Sweep (@PuneetShukla783) April 19, 2021
Praise him for what he is not what he earns .
Why u poke your nose everywhere Mr.Michael its none of your business with BCCI and plz say thanks to MS for Sam Curran he is using Sam and Moeen better than Eng team— Aryan Bansal (@BAryan2005) April 19, 2021
Hahah lol we will not fall in your divide and rule trap 😂 ! U know jadeja was unfit in eng series otherwise he would have been there in this list— Aryan Bansal (@BAryan2005) April 19, 2021
You jinxer 🤡— ⚡ (@dudescricket) April 19, 2021
Dude, worry about how England team is filled with 50% foreigners now….— we-wake 🌈 (@thewewake) April 20, 2021
England will soon become a team with all its players imported!!!