Ravindra Jadeja is a match-winner player for the Indian team. Because of his slow left-arm deliveries, Ravindra Jadeja is troublesome for batsmen.
He also has a variable pace and tight lines that make it difficult for batters to catch him. In the final overs, his batting at number 7 is a great asset. He can play both the aggressive and waiting game, which is a natural fit for him.
Jadeja is a massive asset to any captain. Under MS Dhoni’s leadership, he was absolutely amazing.
Kohli mainly uses him in Test matches, but he also played a significant role in the 2019 World Cup squad because of his versatility and fantastic fielding.
Ravindra Jadeja Early Days
Ravindra Jadeja was conceived on 6/12/88. His father, Anirudh, worked as a security guard for a private agency. Jadeja was a cricketer at heart.
His father wanted him to be an Army officer. In 2005, he lost his mother Lata and almost quit cricket after losing his mother. He didn’t give up.
Ravindra Jadeja’s Domestic Career
He made his debut under-19 cricket appearance for India at the age of 16. He was selected in the Indian team for the 2006 U/19 Cricket World Cup, Sri Lanka. India was runners-up, with Jadeja scoring three wickets against Pakistan in the final.
He was selected vice-captain of the 2008 U-19 Cricket World Cup-winning Indian side, which was lead by the current Indian team leader Virat Kohli.
Ravindra Jadeja made a Saurashtra debut in class in 2006-07, in the Duleep Trophy. There are many records he set for the team, but only one is possible. He is the only player in Indian cricket history to have scored three triple centuries in first-class cricket, at only 23 years old.
He scored 314 runs off 375 balls in the first match against Orissa in November 2011. He scored 303 runs not out against Gujarat in November 2012. The third was against Railways, December 2012, where he scored 331 runs over 501 balls.
International Career: Ravindra Jadeja
Jadeja took 42 wickets, scored 739 runs, and was a big draw for the national selectors. Jadeja has been called up for the ODI series against Sri Lanka. Jadeja scored 60* in his debut game.
Jadeja was awarded Man of the match in the third ODI in Cuttack against Sri Lanka on 21 December 2009. He took four wickets.
Jadeja claimed 24 wickets in the historic 4-0 win against Australia in February/March 2013. He also claimed the wicket of Australian captain Michael Clarke five times.
Jadeja played a crucial role in India’s ICC Champions Trophy 2013, held in England. With 12 wickets, he was the highest wicket-taker at the tournament and won the Golden Ball. He took 33* wickets and two wickets in the final against England.
No.1 Bowler in ODI Cricket: Ravindra Jadeja
In August 2013, Ravindra Jadeja was ranked No.1 in ODI Cricket bowling by the ICC. Jadeja is India’s first bowler to reach the top of the rankings since Anil Kumar Singh, who reached the top in 1996. After Maninder Singh and Kapil Dev, Jadeja is now the fourth India bowler to rank No. 1.
He bagged 25 wickets on Australia’s 2017 tour of India and scored two good half-centuries in four test matches. This earned him both the player of the match award and the player for the series award.
Ravindra Jadeja Indian Premier League
In the inaugural season of the IPL, Ravindra Jadeja was picked up by the eventual winners Rajasthan Royals. Jadeja was called “Superstar in Making” by Shane Warne (captain of Rajasthan Royals). Warne called Jadeja “Rockstar” as well.
Unique / Intriguing Facts & Secrets about Ravindra Jadeja
- He is eighth among Indian players and the first to score over 300 runs thrice during first-class games. He also made it to the top of the list alongside legends Don Bradman and Bill Ponsford.
- After the tragic death of his mother, he had decided to stop playing cricket.
- Although his father wanted him to become an Army officer, he was more passionate about cricket.
- He believes that the number 12 is a lucky number.
- He is Anil Kumble’s second-ranked Indian bowler.