Playing as an all-rounder, Jadeja is a left-handed opening batsman and bowls slow left-arm orthodox. Jadeja is widely popular for his amazing fielding skills. Fans have lovingly nicknamed him as 'Sir Jadeja'.
Jadeja is famous for his iconic mustache and his love for horse riding. He is a trained horse rider and loves the sport so much that, it is all he does in his free time.
Ravindra Jadeja : Along the Years
First Class debut for Saurashtra
IPL Debut - Rajasthan Royals
First Indian player and eighth overall, to score three first-class triple centuries in his career.
Third cricketer for India to score 2,000 runs and take 150 wickets in ODIs.
Awards and Accolades
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).
Named in the Test XI of the year by Cricbuzz in 2013.
Ranked No.1 bowler in ODI Cricket by the ICC in August 2013
Jadeja began his career by making his Under-19 appearance for India in 2005. Jadeja was just 16 years of age. Following which he was picked for the 2006 U-19 Cricket World Cup in Sri Lanka. After his impressive performances in that tournament, he was appointed vice-captain of the 2008 U/19 Cricket World Cup in which he played a crucial role in the Indian victory.
Jadeja made his first-class debut West Zone in the Duleep Trophy and for Saurashtra in Ranji Trophy in 2006-07. In 2012, Jadeja became the first Indian player and eighth overall, to score three first-class triple centuries in his career.
Ravindra Jadeja made his IPL debut for Rajasthan Royals, in the inaugural season of the Indian Premier League in 2008. Jadeja was crucial in Royals' victory in the season. Shane Warne, the captain of Rajasthan Royals in 2008, remarked to Jadeja as a "superstar in the making" and nicknamed him "Rockstar".
Jadeja was out of the 2010 IPL due to a ban resulting from contractual irregularities. In 2011, Jadeja was roped in by the Kochi Tuskers Kerala for a grand total of $950,000. However, the Kochi Tuskers’ team was itself terminated from the IPL in September 2011.
In the 2012 IPL player auction, Jadeja was the most expensive players and was bought by Chennai Super Kings for $2 million (approx. Rs. 98 million). Jadeja moved to Gujarat Lions after the two-year ban of Chennai Super Kings in 2016. He returned to the franchise in 2018 and was a part of CSK’s victorious campaign.
Jadeja came into the spotlight with his all-round performance in 2008–09 Ranji Trophy which he finished with 42 wickets and 739 runs. This earned him a national call-up and Jadeja was selected for the ODI series in Sri Lanka. But he had to wait for his turn and he got his break in the final match of the series on 8 February 2009. Jadeja scored 60*, in a losing cause. Since then Jadeja has been an integral part of the Indian ODI squad. He has been able to cook up some excellent performances with the bat as well as the ball over the years.
T20 International Career
Following his ODI debut, Jadeja made his way into the T20I squad. But in the 2009 World Twenty20, Jadeja was criticised for his slow batting in India's loss to England cricket team. Jadeja however improved on his game and till date continues to impress with his skills. As far as T20 was concerned, Jadeja became the go-to bowler whenever a wicket was needed. In a T20 match against Australia, Jadeja was awarded Man of the Match, mainly for his fielding effort.
Jadeja had a brilliant start to the 2012–13 Ranji Trophy season. He scored not one but two 300+ scores in 4 matches. This earned him his maiden test call-up. Jadeja was brought in to join the 15-member India Test team. Jadeja made his debut in the fourth Test against England at Nagpur. In his Test debut Jadeja bowled 70 overs and finished with the figures: 3/117.
Ravindra Jadeja was born on 6 December 1988 to Anirudhsinh and Lata Jadeja. His father was a watchman for a private security agency. Jadeja's father wanted him to join the Army and become an officer. But Jadeja was always interested in Cricket. Jadeja's mother passed away in an accident in 2005. His sister Naina is a nurse. On 17 April 2016, Jadeja married Reeva Solanki. The couple gave birth to a daughter in June 2017.