Ravindra Jadeja
Ravindra Jadeja (AFP Photo)

Allrounder Ravindra Jadeja on Tuesday became the third Indian to complete the unique double of scoring 2000 runs and 150 wickets in one-day international cricket.

Jadeja reached the landmark in the second ODI of the ongoing five-match series against Australia in Nagpur.

Jadeja, who has 171 wickets so far in 149 ODIs, completed 2000 runs with a single in the 41st over.

He thus joins the elite company of Kapil Dev and Sachin Tendulkar as the other two Indians to have completed the feat.

Legendary allrounder Kapil, who led India to their maiden ICC World Cup title win in 1983, scored 3783 runs and took 253 wickets in 225 ODIs between 1978 and 1994. Batting legend Tendulkar scored a whopping 18426 runs and took 154 wickets in 436 ODIs.

Jadeja, who made his debut in 2009 against Sri Lanka, is vying for the allrounder’s slot in Indian squad for the World Cup in England this year. He scored 21 off 40 deliveries before perishing in the 46th over.

Meanwhile, India captain Virat Kohli has taken another step towards breaking the all-time most centuries in ODIs record held by Tendulkar.

On Tuesday, he struck his 40th century and is now just nine more tons away from equalling Tendulkar’s record of 49.

India currently lead the series 1-0 after beating the tourists by six wickets in Hyderabad on Sunday thanks to unbeaten fifties from Kedar Jadhav and MS Dhoni.