Ravindra Jadeja

Cricket Player

Ravindra Jadeja was born in Navagam Ghed, Gujarat, India on December 6th, 1988 and is the Cricket Player. At the age of 34, Ravindra Jadeja biography, profession, age, height, weight, eye color, hair color, build, measurements, education, career, dating/affair, family, news updates, and networth are available.

Other Names / Nick Names
Ravindrasinh Anirudhsinh Jadeja, Jaddu, Rockstar
Date of Birth
December 6, 1988
Place of Birth
Navagam Ghed, Gujarat, India
34 years old
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Ravindra Jadeja Height, Weight, Eye Color and Hair Color

At 34 years old, Ravindra Jadeja has this physical status:

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Dark Brown
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Ravindra Jadeja Spouse(s), Children, Affair, Parents, and Family
Reeva Solanki
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Dating / Affair
Reeva Solanki (2016-Present)
Anirudhsinh Jadeja, Lata Jadeja
Naina Jadeja (Sister), Padmini Jadeja (Sister)
Ravindra Jadeja Career

Jadeja made his first Under-19 appearance for India in 2005 at the age of 16. He was picked in the Indian squad for the 2006 U/19 Cricket World Cup in Sri Lanka. India finished runners-up with Jadeja impressing in the final against Pakistan with a haul of 3 wickets. He was the vice-captain of the victorious Indian team at the 2008 U/19 Cricket World Cup. He played a crucial role with the ball in the tournament, taking 10 wickets in 6 games at an average of 13.

Jadeja made his first-class debut in the 2006–07 Duleep Trophy. He played for West Zone in the Duleep Trophy and for Saurashtra in the Ranji Trophy.

In 2012, Jadeja became the eighth player in history, and the first Indian player, to score three first-class triple centuries in his career, joining Don Bradman, Brian Lara, Bill Ponsford, Wally Hammond, WG Grace, Graeme Hick and Mike Hussey. His first came in early November 2011 against Orissa, in which he scored 314 off 375 balls. His second came in November 2012 against Gujarat, in which he scored 303 not out. His third came against Railways in December 2012, in which he scored 331 runs in 501 balls. Jadeja reached this milestone at the young age of only 23.

Jadeja became the fifth-fastest player ever to complete the double of 2000 runs and get 200 wickets in Tests, during his 56-run knock vs England in Nottingham.

International career

Jadeja caught the attention of the national selectors with his strong all-round showing in the 2008–09 Ranji Trophy – 42 wickets and 739 runs – and was picked for the ODI series in Sri Lanka. His international debut came in the final match of the series on 8 February 2009 where he scored 60*, although India lost the match. In the 2009 World Twenty20, Jadeja was criticised for not scoring fast enough in India's loss to England. After the incumbent all-rounder Yusuf Pathan suffered a loss of form, Jadeja took his place at No. 7 in the ODI team in late 2009. In the third ODI against Sri Lanka in Cuttack on 21 December 2009, Jadeja was awarded the man of the match award following a haul of four wickets. His best bowling is 4–32.

He made a comeback into the Indian ODI side in the third ODI against England at The Oval in London. Arriving at the crease with India 58–5 after 19 overs, he scored 78, adding 112 with skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni and 59 off only 5.1 overs with Ravichandran Ashwin to help his side reach 234–7 in 50 overs. He also took 2–42 from his 9 overs and was named "player of the match", but England won the rain-affected game. His performance in the fourth ODI at Lord's was mixed: he gave away four crucial overthrows with a poor throw from the boundary, but then took a catch on the boundary off the last ball.

In the second T20I of the Australian tour in February 2012, Jadeja had figures of 1/16 in 3 overs and effected two run outs in the Australian innings. India went on to win the game and Jadeja was awarded Man of the Match, mainly for his fielding effort.

After his impressive performance at the start of Ranji Trophy season 2012–13, when he scored two 300+ scores in 4 matches (4/125 and then 303* against Gujarat at Surat; 331 and 3/109 against Railways at Rajkot in the Ranji Trophy 2012–13), he was called up to join the 15-member India Test team to play the fourth Test against England at Nagpur. In his Test debut against England at Nagpur, he bowled 70 overs and picked 3/117.

During the second ODI in the India-England series at Kochi, Jadeja hit 61 off just 37 balls, which took India to a total of 285. In the second innings, he bowled a spell of 2 for 12 in 7 overs, helping India beat England by 127 runs and level the series 1–1. This performance earned Jadeja the Man of the Match award.

In the historic 4–0 home Test series win against Australia in February–March 2013, Jadeja took 24 wickets, dismissing the Australian captain Michael Clarke five out of six times in the series which cemented his place in the team as an all-rounder, despite not contributing much with the bat. His seven-wicket haul, including a five-for in the second innings of the final Test match, earned him the Man of the Match award. He played an important role for India in lifting the ICC Champions Trophy 2013. He was the highest wicket taker of the tournament with 12 wickets, which won him the Golden Ball. He made 33* with bat and took 2 wickets in the final against England. He was also named as part of the 'Team of the Tournament' by the ICC and ESPNCricinfo.

He 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.

Jadeja scored his maiden test fifty on 20 July 2014, playing against England and saving the match for India who were struggling at 235/7. He made 68 runs from just 57 balls. His partnership of 99 with Bhuvneshwar Kumar helped India set England a target of 319.

Jadeja was selected for the 2015 Cricket World Cup in Australia and New Zealand despite not being fully fit due to a shoulder injury. He took 9 wickets in 8 games. His returns with the bat were modest, scoring just 57 runs from 5 innings. India went on to lose against Australia in the semi-final. After his poor performance in the next ODI series in Bangladesh, he was dropped from the Indian team.

Jadeja returned strongly in the next Ranji season (2015–16), where he picked up 38 wickets from 4 games and 215 runs, including 3 50+ scores. His strong performances were rewarded with selection for the Indian test side facing South Africa at home. Jadeja helped his team achieve victory, by taking 23 wickets in 4 games. He scored 109 runs in the series, which included crucial knocks lower down the order. Jadeja was included in Indian limited-overs side touring Australia to play 5 ODIs and 3 T20Is. In ODIs, Jadeja bowled economically in a series where more than 3000 runs were scored in 5 matches. He took 3 wickets at an economy rate of 5.35. He was the second highest wicket-taker in T20Is, picking up 5 wickets in 3 games. In the second game of the series, Jadeja took a blinder off his own bowling to get the important wicket of Shane Watson and he also ran Aaron Finch out, who was batting on 74 at that moment.

He featured in all four tests against the visiting Australian side. He bagged 25 wickets and made two half centuries down the order, which earned him the player of the match as well as the player of the series award in the latest concluded series on 28 March 2017.

He along with Ravichandran Ashwin became the first pair of spinners to be jointly ranked number 1 bowler in ICC Test Rankings history. On 5 August 2017, Jadeja became the fastest left-arm bowler to reach 150 wickets in terms of number of Tests played (32).

On 5 October 2018, he scored his first century in Tests. In March 2019, during the second ODI against Australia, Jadeja became the third cricketer for India to score 2,000 runs and take 150 wickets in ODIs. In April 2019, he was named in India's squad for the 2019 Cricket World Cup.

In October 2019, in the first Test against South Africa, Jadeja took his 200th wicket in Test cricket.

In September 2021, Jadeja was named in India's squad for the 2021 ICC Men's T20 World Cup. His spin-bowling partner on many occasions, R Ashwin, was also named in the squad after 4 years out of the white-ball team.

On 5 March 2022, in a Test match against Sri Lanka, Jadeja broke the 35-year old record of Kapil Dev by scoring 175*. He made the record of the highest score by a No. 7 or below. He then took 5/41 and then 4/46 in the two innings, registering match figures of 9/87 to help India beat Sri Lanka by an innings and 222 runs.

He scored his first overseas century in the fifth Test match of the 2022 Indian tour of England.

In July 2022, he was named as India's vice-captain for the away ODI series against the West Indies.


Ravindra Jadeja Awards
  • ICC ODI Team of the Year: 2013, 2016
  • Madhavrao Scindia Award for most wickets in Ranji Trophy: 2008–09
  • Ranked 1st in ICC Top 10 Test all-rounders (2021)
  • Arjuna Award : 2019

Steve Smith pulls off incredible 'catch of the century' as Australia dismantle India in second ODI

www.dailymail.co.uk, March 19, 2023
Steve Smith took a sensational catch as Australia levelled the ODI series after thrashing India by 10 wickets in Visakhapatnam on Sunday. The Aussies ripped through India's batting line-up, with the hosts bundled out for 117 - their fourth-lowest ODI total at home - as Mitchell Starc took five wickets and Sean Abbott chipped in with three. One of Abbott's scalps produced the catch of the game as Smith, who is still standing in as skipper in place of Pat Cummins, dived to his right to remove Pandya for 1.

Andrew McDonald blames Delhi collapse on the players blasting FALSE claims of batting plans

www.dailymail.co.uk, February 21, 2023
Australia coach Andrew McDonald has traced his team's catastrophic collapse in the second Test against India to the players making crucial individual mistakes. India won the second Test by six wickets in Delhi on Sunday after Australia collapsed from 1-61 to 113 all out in just 90 minutes. Having lost 10 wickets in a session in the opening Test in Nagpur in which they were thrashed by an innings and 132 runs, the tourists lost nine before lunch at the Arun Jaitley Stadium.

India v Australia player ratings as Nathan Lyon shines but Steve Smith flops

www.dailymail.co.uk, February 19, 2023
Australia's hopes of winning a first Test series in India since 2004 evaporated on Sunday as India wrapped up a six-wicket win in Delhi to take an unassailable 2-0 lead in the four-match series. Vanquished by an innings and 132 runs in Nagpur in the opening Test after losing 10 wickets in a single session in their second dig, Australia managed to lose nine at the Arun Jaitley Stadium.  Ravindra Jadeja finished with career-best figures of 7-42 as India retained the Border-Gavaskar Trophy for the fourth straight time and ensured they remained unbeaten in Delhi, where they last lost in 1987.
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