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Ravindra Jadeja Biography: A Big Asset in the Indian Team With Both Bat and Ball [Updated March 2021]

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Ravindra Jadeja is a match-winner with both bat and ball. His slow left-arm deliveries trouble the batsman due to his tight lines and variable pace, and when the pitch turns, he is a nightmare for the batters. His batting at number 7 comes handy in the death overs. He can play both the waiting game as well as the aggressive one, which is naturally suitable for him.

Jadeja is the biggest asset for any captain. He was simply brilliant under the leadership of MS Dhoni.

Kohli mostly uses him in the Test matches but he played a major role in the 2019 World Cup squad due to his all-around abilities and not to mention his fabulous fielding.

Ravindra Jadeja Biography

Details
Full Name
Ravindrasinh Anirudhsinh Jadeja
Age
32 years [As of March 2021]
Sport Category
Cricket
Date of Birth
6 December 1988
Hometown
NavagamGhed, Gujarat
Height
1.70 m
Achievement
No.1 bowler in ODI Cricket (August 2013), first player in Indian cricket history to score 3 triple centuries in first-class cricket
Networth
$7 Million (45.2 crores)
Spouse
Rivaba Solanki
Parent
Anirudhsinh and Late Lata Jadeja
Children
Nidhyana
ODI Debut
8 February 2009 Vs Sri Lanka
Test Debut
13 December 2012 Vs England
T 20 Debut
10 February 2009 Vs Sri Lanka
Batting Style
Left-Handed Batsman
Bowling Style
Slow left-arm orthodox
Teams Played for
India, India U19, Rajasthan Royals, Saurashtra, Board Presidents XI, Kochi Tuskers Kerala, Chennai Super Kings, India B, Indians, India A, Gujarat Lions, India Blue, Rest of India
IPL Debut
vs Delhi Capitals at Arun Jaitley Stadium, Apr 19, 2008

Early Days

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Ravindra Jadeja was born on 6 December 1988. His father Anirudh was a watchman for a private security agency. Jadeja’s father wanted him to become an Army officer but his interest was in Cricket. He lost his mother Lata in an accident in 2005 and the trauma of his mother’s death almost made him quit cricket. But he did not give up.

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Domestic Career of Ravindra Jadeja

At the age of 16, he made his first Under-19 appearance for India in 2005. He was picked in the Indian squad for the 2006 U/19 Cricket World Cup in Sri Lanka. India finished runners-up and Jadeja impressing one and all in the final against Pakistan by picking up 3 wickets.

He was made the vice-captain of the Indian team that won the 2008 U-19 Cricket World Cup led by the present Indian captain Virat Kohli.

Also, read: Virat Kohli Biography | Age | Stats | Centuries | Family | Net Worth

Ravindra Jadeja made his first-class debut for Saurashtra in 2006-07 in the Duleep Trophy. He made innumerable records for the team but one record is unimaginable. He is the first player in Indian cricket history and only the 8th overall to score 3 triple centuries in first-class cricket, that too only at 23 years of age.

The first came in early November 2011 against Orissa, in which he scored 314 off 375 balls. The second came in November 2012 against Gujarat, in which he scored 303 not out. And the third came against Railways in December 2012, in which he scored 331 runs in 501 balls.

International Career: Ravindra Jadeja

Jadeja picked up 42 wickets and scored 739 runs in the 2008-09 Ranji Trophy season and caught the eye of the national selectors. He was picked up for the ODI series in Sri Lanka. In his debut game, Jadeja scored 60*. He received his first Man of the Match award in the third ODI against Sri Lanka in Cuttack on 21 December 2009 for picking up 4 wickets.

In the historic 4–0 home Test series win against Australia in February–March 2013, Jadeja took 24 wickets, claiming the wicket of the Australian captain Michael Clarke five out of six times.

Jadeja played a crucial role for India in clinching the ICC Champions Trophy 2013 held in England. He was the highest wicket-taker of the tournament with 12 wickets, which won him the Golden Ball. He made 33* and took 2 wickets in the final against England.

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No.1 Bowler in ODI Cricket: Ravindra Jadeja

Ravindra Jadeja was ranked as the No.1 bowler in ODI Cricket by the ICC in August 2013. Jadeja is the first India bowler to top the rankings since Anil Kumble, who topped the table in 1996. He is the fourth India bowler after Kapil Dev, Maninder Singh, and Kumble to be ranked No. 1.

When Australia toured India in 2017, he bagged 25 wickets and made two handy half-centuries down the order in four test matches, which earned him the player of the match as well as the player of the series award.

Indian Premier League

In the inaugural season of the IPL, Ravindra Jadeja was picked up by the eventual winners Rajasthan Royals. Shane Warne, the captain of Rajasthan Royals, referred to Jadeja as a “Superstar in the Making”. Warne also nicknamed him “Rockstar”.

IPL Stats

Batting

Batting and FieldingMatNoRunsHSAveBFSR100504s6sCTST
Career1845421595025.401,707126.470115776680
20201462325046.40135171.8501221150
201916610631*35.3388120.45007490
20181658927*17.8074120.270034110
20171261582839.50113139.820013420
201615619136*21.22178107.300014440
20151751322418.85126104.760073130
201416514636*29.20110132.72009540
201318620138*25.12135148.880017660
20121921914815.91151126.490013920
20111432834731.44228124.1200201410
20091322954226.81266110.900021640
200814213536*19.28103131.060011670

Bowling

BowlingMatBallsRunsWKTSBBMAveEconSR4W5W
Career1842,7133,4701145/1630.437.6723.7931
20201421831862/4253.008.7536.3300
201916324343153/922.866.3521.6000
201816246303113/1827.547.3922.3600
20171222834952/2869.809.1845.6000
20161524131182/1838.877.7430.1200
201517256330114/1130.007.7323.2710
201416326443194/1223.318.1517.1520
201318259323133/2024.847.4819.9200
201219210273125/1622.757.8017.5001
20111425230582/2538.127.2631.5000
20091314015163/1525.166.4723.3300
200814132100/09.6900

He played for Kochi Tuskers Kerala in 2011 and in the 2012 IPL player auction, Jadeja was bought by Chennai Super Kings for $2 million. He played for the Gujarat Lions for a couple of seasons when Chennai Super Kings was banned and then was back again in the Dhoni-led side.

Career Stats

Batting Career Summary
MInnNORunsHSAvgBFSR100200504s6s
Test517319195410036.19312762.49101518750
ODI1681133924118732.58276987.07001317849
T20I5024102174415.5193112.44000126
IPL1841395421595025.41706126.5500115776
Bowling Career Summary
MInnBRunsWktsBBIBBMEconAvgSR5W10W
Test51971313753512207/4810/1542.4424.3259.7191
ODI168164855770241885/365/364.9337.3645.5210
T20I50499731152393/483/487.129.5424.9500
IPL184155271334701145/165/167.6730.4423.810

Awards

  • ICC World ODI XI: 2013, 2016
  • Madhavrao Scindia Award for most wickets in Ranji Trophy: 2008–09
  • Ranked 2nd in ICC Top 10 Test all-rounders (2018)
  • Arjuna Award: 2019

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Gaurav Kadam is a young sportswriter and journalist who is a huge cricket enthusiast. He is a bibliophile and a movie and American TV series buff, who is completely addicted to Netflix. Gaurav is liberal in thoughts and agnostic in deeds.

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