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Ravindra Jadeja speaks on his 'talwaar baazi' celebration at Lord's

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Published: Monday, July 21, 2014, 12:55 [IST]
 
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London, July 21: India all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja unveiled a new way of celebrating his half century during the fourth day of the second Test against England at Lord's yesterday (July 20).

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Soon after reaching to his maiden Test fifty on Sunday, Jadeja started wielding his bat. This was the first time that the Saurashtra left-hander had celebrated in such way. Now, he has revealed what it was.

Jadeja speaks on his 'talwaar baazi'

"It (bat-wielding celebration) has got to do with a tradition that we have among the Rajpoots," Jadeja told BCCI.tv today.

The 25-year-old said he will continue to celebrate in same way whenever he scores a 50.

"During festivals and special occasions, we have professional sword-fighters perform with a sword in each hand, moving them in that fashion. It's called 'talwaar baazi'. I only had one bat with me so I did it with one hand. I wanted to have a different celebration and so I had decided whenever I get a fifty, I will do that. MS bhai must have seen it and realised what I was doing. So, he was mimicking me," he added.

Jadeja scored a brisk 68 off 57 in the second innings as India set England a target of 319. At close of play on Sunday, England were struggling at 105 for four.

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