India defeated Zimbabwe for the third time in the ODI series, extending their outstanding winning streak in Harare, and went on to complete a clean sweep on Monday. After winning the previous two games by 10 and 5 wickets, respectively, India successfully held off 290 runs in the face of a stunning century from Sikander Raza to win by 13 runs. Despite the victory, KL Rahul’s decisions during the whole series before selecting him as the greatest letdown infuriated former India cricketer Ajay Jadeja.

After a protracted absence due to injury, Rahul made a surprise addition to the team that was originally slated to be captained by Shikhar Dhawan. The Zimbabwe series was crucial for Rahul to receive some match experience before he departs for the UAE since he had already been selected for the Asia Cup team. Rahul, though, reduced his prospects of earning any batting time by choosing to bowl first in the first two games.

India needed just Dhawan and Shubman Gill to do heroics in the first innings to secure the 10-wicket victory. Rahul and Dhawan started the second game, however, Rahul was eventually out after just one run. He chose to bat first and open again in the decisive tie. However, I was fired for 30 out of 46. After the game, Jadeja expressed his rage at Rahul for his bad toss decisions, saying that they prevented him from getting enough match preparation before the Asia Cup.

“The person who fielded 110 overs but thought it was 150 has likely been the only one to go home unhappy. He didn’t receive enough opportunities to bat, and he is only responsible for that since he didn’t choose to do so three times “said he.

However, Jadeja was quite pleased by Gill, who had made a century in the series’ last game, bringing his total to 245 runs.

“Shubman, who has shown adaptability in addition to his hitting, is, in my opinion, the largest benefit. He seems equally at ease at No. 3 as well. Shikhar Dhawan is doing what he was doing for you ten years ago just as well as he always does. Ishan Kishan was chased out as soon as he entered. You don’t stress out as much about it.”