The Pune boy started making waves with his stellar performances while representing Maharashtra in domestic cricket. Though primarily a batsman, he has shaped himself into a fine all-rounder for the team.
He has had his share of ups and downs and has been fortunate enough to found the right support. His talent is unquestionable and with the World Cup around the corner, he is sure to be in the spotlight in Indian Cricket team.
You guessed it right! Today we are exploring the life story of this talented cricketer, Kedar Jadhav.
Cricket ( Right-handed Batsman )
Date of Birth
26 March 1985
Mandakini Jadhav and Mahadev Jadhav
16 November 2014
17 July 2015
Teams Played for
Indian National Team, Chennai Super Kings, Maharashtra
Kedar comes from a simple, middle-class family hailing from Solapur district, and settled in Pune, Maharashtra. His father, Mahadev Jadhav, worked with the Maharashtra State Electricity Board as a clerk. He comes from a family of academicians. He has three elder sisters, all three well-educated. However, Jadhav decided to pursue his calling and concentrated on cricket after ninth grade.
He started playing at the PYC Hindu Gymkhana and represented Rainbow Cricket Club and was selected in the Maharashtra under-19 team in 2004.
P.C Meeraya Jadhav pic.twitter.com/VyzgjNPdjW
— IamKedar (@JadhavKedar) March 18, 2019
Kedar Jadhav married Snehal, a former cricketer herself in 2011. They were dating for almost seven years before getting married and Kedar has time and again thanked his life for all the love and support throughout the ups and downs. The couple is blessed with a beautiful daughter.
The Cricket Journey
Jadhav has had a successful run at the Ranji. In 2012, he made his triple ton by scoring 327 against Uttar Pradesh. He was the highest run-getter in the next season of Ranji as well. He has represented India A and West Zone cricket as well.
— IamKedar (@JadhavKedar) October 31, 2018
Jadhav made his international debut in November 2014 against Sri Lanka. However, his performance wasn’t very inspirational in the series. It was in the Zimbabwe series in July 2015, he made a mark. He cored 105 not out off 87 balls.
In the year 2017, Jadhav was exceptional against England and became a sought after player for the team.
His partnership with Captain Kohli became the talk of the town. Kohli was quoted by Hindustan Times,
“I would like to give Kedar the credit for this chase. He played a very calculative innings. Some of the shots he played were incredible. He told me they were instinctive. And those runs came off clean shots. That’s why we backed him at No 6. I was glad I was out there with him. He was disheartened to not take the team across the line on a couple of occasions. I told him no point thinking about what you could have done. The best way is to be in the middle.”
He became the Man of the Series then. Jadhav was also a part of the 2017 ICC Champions Trophy in England.
“You can surely give this credit to me. It was me who made him eat chicken. I don’t want to take credit for his stardom. I am like his coach, elder brother, mentor and guide, who meet on an off or exchange a few texts. The last time (in 2010-11) I told him that his back-lift looked astray and he immediately corrected it, resulting in an amazing transformation,” coach Surendra Bhave was quoted by PTI.
Jadhav shares an amazing relationship with Bhave, right since when he first started playing cricket.
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2018 – Difficult Times
The year 2018 was a little difficult for him. He was plagued by injuries. However, Jadhav was fortunate enough to have found support from the team and the management. This helped him to come back stronger. He played a crucial role in the India-Australia series in 2019. With the World Cup squad almost finalizing, Jadhav is a strong contender for the number 6 spot.
“It’s good to be consistently playing for India and doing well,” Jadhav said. “Everybody is encouraging towards me, irrespective of how many times I have got injured. Every time I have got fit, I have walked into the team. Credit goes to the captain and management for backing me in my difficult times and this is my time [to] pay back the confidence and faith they have shown in my difficult times,” he was quoted by www.icc-cricket.com.
— ICC (@ICC) March 2, 2019
— Chennai Super Kings (@ChennaiIPL) July 13, 2018
Throughout his IPL journey, Jadhav has been a part of multiple teams – Delhi Daredevils (2010, 2013-2015), Kochi Tuskers Kerala (2011), Royal Challengers Bangalore (2016-2017), before finally settling in with the Chennai Super Kings.
Interesting Facts about Kedar Jadhav
- Kedar Jadhav is obsessed with cars. He has some luxury brands in his collection.
- Jadhav is a big movie buff and Salman Khan is his favorite actor. He loves to watch videos of Salman Khan and loves to flaunt his signature ‘dabang’ movie. His teammates fondly call him the dabang cricketer!
- Sachin Tendulkar has always been Jadhav’s biggest inspiration in cricket.
Batting and fielding averages
Kedar Jadhav’s approximate net worth is estimated to be around USD 2 Million. He earned around USD 1.55 Million in 2018. He reportedly earns USD 1.2 Million as a member of the Chennai Super Kings team in the Indian Premier League.
Happy birthday to India all-rounder @JadhavKedar! ??
— ICC (@ICC) March 26, 2019
It feels great when your efforts are recognized and awarded. It keeps one motivated and also adds to responsibility..
Extremely Happy to receive @femina @EconomicTimes Maharashtra Achievers sportsman of the year award for 2019 at the hands of @ShainaNC pic.twitter.com/5GsoGT6TuV
— IamKedar (@JadhavKedar) March 14, 2019
She manages my schedule, She takes care of my diet, She looks after family when I am on tours, She stands firmly behind me when I am feeling low and truly appreciates all my achievements. She is the real ALL ROUNDER… not me.#HappyWomensDay pic.twitter.com/B9hbaOIwik
— IamKedar (@JadhavKedar) March 8, 2019
— IamKedar (@JadhavKedar) January 13, 2019
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