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Ashwin-Jadeja: Yin and Yang, AC-DC, a deadly pair that cannot be unhyphenated

The wind was up at the Kotla, blowing under the hazy sun when Steve Smith crunched Ravindra Jadeja through covers, in the seventh over of the day. Jadeja stood puzzled, puffing his cheeks. From mid-on, his partner in Australia ship-wreck Ashwin gestured something. Jadeja just kept nodding his head and altered his field, stationing a man in short cover. The moment captured the essence of their equation—they don’t talk too often on the field, they are rarely spotted together, they are seldom seen cheering each other and they don’t feature in each other’s celebration reels either. The warmest of relations might not always express their feelings outwardly. There’s always been that competitive streak to them, too, but you cannot imagine Ashwin without Jadeja, or Jadeja without Ashwin. You fe...

Ashwin calls him ‘white walker of Indian cricket’, Virat Kohli cherry-picks his best innings, Dravid-Rohit hit nostalgia lane: Tributes paid to Cheteshwar Pujara ahead of 100th Test

On Friday, Cheteshwar Pujara will become only the 13th Indian player ever to play 100 Test matches. The 35-year-old, who made his Test debut in 2010 against (guess what) Australia, has scored 7021 runs across 99 matches for India in the longest format of the game and has established a repertoire as one of the all time greats in Tests. Ahead of his 100th Test, the his teammates as India head coach Rahul Dravid showered praise on the number three batter. India all-rounder Ravichandran Ashwin referenced Game of Thrones while referring to his India teammate. “Congratulations to the ‘White Walker’ of Indian cricket. He has just been walking there at the same pace, defending bowlers out. Phenomenal achievement. I am not sure how many of the next generation of players will go on to play 100 Te...