Ravindra Jadeja Biography | Indian Cricket | Ranji Trophy | Early Life | Career & Fame

Ravindra Jadeja, popular as #Jaddu or Rockstar, is famous across the globe, for being a brilliant cricketer. He plays as an all-rounder. While being a left-handed middle-order batsman Jadeja is also a slow left-arm orthodox bowler. His performance for Chennai Super Kings in the Indian Premier League (IPL) is also appreciated by the fandoms all over India. Let’s Read More Into Ravindra Jadeja Biography.

Early Life

Ravindrasinh Anirudhsinh Jadeja was born on December 6, 1988, at Navagram Ghed, Jamnagar, in Gujarat. His parents are Anirudhsinh Jadeja and Lata Jadeja. He has two sisters named Naina and Naynaba. His father was a watchman, and his mother worked as a nurse. His family wanted him to be an Army officer. But from childhood, he dreamt of becoming a cricketer. 

At the age of 16, he played in the Under-19 team of India for the first time. He played in the U/19 Cricket World Cup in 2006, which was held in Shri Lanka. Later, in 2008, he became the vice-captain of the team. His performance got everyone awestruck. 


Jadeja played First-class cricket in the 2006 Duleep Trophy. He was in the West Zone team. He has also played the Ranji Trophy for Saurashtra. In 2012, Jadeja made the nation proud by scoring three first-class triple centuries becoming the first Indian cricketer and 8th player in world history to do so. 

With his amazing performance in the 2008-1009 Ranji Trophy, Jadeja impressed the national selectors. It made his path to enter the Indian national team. He played in the ODI series in Shri Lanka. In 2009, Jadeja played in the place of Yusuf Pathan, and in the 3rd ODI, he became the ‘Man of the Match’. 


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Later, he played numerous international matches. In the Australia tour of 2012, his performance earned a lot of compliments. He has gone through many ups and downs throughout the matches. His unique way of playing has won many hearts. In 2013, ICC announced Jedaje as the No. 1 bowler in ODI Cricket. After Anil Kumble was ranked at the position in 1996, no Indian player could manage to climb the spot before Jadeja. 

Though he was not totally fit and was recovering from a shoulder injury, Jadeja was chosen to play in the 2015 Cricket World Cup. After a dull performance in the ODI series against Bangladesh, he has released from the team. Later that year, Jadeja showed his strength in the Ranji Trophy, making his entry into the national team again. He played for ODI and T20 series in Australia. In 2017, Jadeja won the ‘Player of the series’ title for scoring tremendously well against Australia. In the same year, he became the ‘fastest left-arm bowler’ to get 150 wickets playing 32 Test matches. 

Jadeja has constantly been in the limelight for the last few years. He got his first century in a Test match in 2018. During the 2nd ODI match against Australia in 2019, he scored 2000 runs becoming the 3rd Indian cricketer to do so. He played in the 2019 Cricket World Cup for team India. Later, that year, he earned his 200th wicket in Test cricket while playing against South Africa. 

In 2008, Jadeja was bought by Rajasthan Royals to play in the India Premier League. That year, the team won the series defeating Chennai Super Kings in the final. The captain Shane Warne called him a ‘superstar in the making’ nicknaming him ‘Rockstar’. Jadeja played for Kochi Tuskers Kerala in 2011 and 2012, he was bought by Chennai for $2 million. He was bought with the most expensive in the auction.


Jadeja played in the ICC World ODI XI in 2013 and 2016. 

For taking the most numbers of wickets in Ranji Trophy, he was honored with the Madhavarao Scindia Award in 2008.

He was ranked 2nd in ICC Top 10 Test all-rounders in 2018.

He was awarded the Arjun Award in 2019.

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Sum Up

Jadeja is no wonder one of the best players of team India at the present. He got married to Reeva Solanki in 2016. The couple had a daughter in 2017. Jadeja’s brilliance has gained a lot of popularity. His exceptional performance in the matches, be it in domestic cricket or international cricket, has always managed to get immense admiration. 

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