India's all-rounder, Ravindra Jadeja    AFP
India’s all-rounder, Ravindra Jadeja AFP

India and Sri Lanka‘s third and final Test at Feroz Shah Kotla, New Delhi became a topic of debate owing to the poor air quality in the capital. Later in the Test, India were denied victory with Sri Lankan youngsters finally rising to the occasion in pursuit of 410. They drew the match with the score reading 299 for 5 and left with honours even. Ravindra Jadeja was the top performer with the ball for India, claiming 5 wickets. Nonetheless, after all his efforts, he still didn’t get the recognition he deserved.

Virat Kohli hogged limelight with back-to-back double-hundreds. In addition, Jadeja went through an identity crisis courtesy a fan. The admirer congratulated him for his performance; referring him as Ajay [Jadeja].

Jadeja’s frustrations are justified as every cricketer dreams of representing the nation and getting recognised. In a country where cricketers are as celebrated as filmstars, this must have been a genuine mistake but surely irked Jadeja.

Not for the first time this week

A few days back, Bollywood lost veteran actor Shashi Kapoor, at 79. A media channel mentioned Indian National Congress politician Shashi Tharoor’s name instead of Kapoor in their report. As a result, Tharoor’s office was flooded with ‘condolence calls’.

The media channel, however, came with a prompt apology to put an end to the typographical error.