Ravindra Jadeja, an Indian all-rounder, sent Michael Vaughan a Test jersey shirt signed by the entire Indian squad currently touring England for a humanitarian cause.
The charity's recipients are unclear, but the latter thanked Jadeja for his generosity on Instagram, writing, "Cheers @ravindra.jadeja, will make lots of money for a charity."
Meanwhile, Jadeja is a member of the Indian team on its current tour of England, where the series between the two teams is now tied at 1-1. Jadeja, who has played in all three Tests of the five-match series so far, is a doubtful starter for the fourth Test, which begins on September 2 at the Oval. He injured his knee during the third Test in Leeds and had precautionary scans on Saturday (August 28) to determine the degree of the damage.
He shared the news on Instagram with the phrase, "not a good place to be at", on the same day India lost the Leeds Test by an innings and 76 runs, the team's only other innings loss under Virat Kohli's management.
On the first day, Jadeja slipped while fielding and had to leave the field while holding his knee in pain. He reappeared later but did not bowl, although he got a quick-fire 30 with the bat in the second innings before India was dismissed for 278 runs. While there has been no official word on whether he will be able to play in the following match at The Oval, it is assumed that he will recuperate in time.
The lower order can’t bail the team out all the time: Virat Kohli
India appeared to be on the verge of avoiding an innings defeat at one point, with Jadeja fast adding runs despite wickets dropping from the other end. However, Craig Overton undid him for a 25-ball 30 as India's downfall continued.
When asked about India's batting depth, Kohli remarked the team went down owing to the scoreboard pressure, not least because they chose not to play Ravichandran Ashwin on the team. “You could say that we don’t have enough batting depth, but the top order has to give enough runs to the lower middle order to step up. The lower order can’t bail the team out all the time.”