Ravindra Jadeja Bio

Ravindrasinh Anirudhsinh Jadeja is an Indian cricketer who plays for India at the international level. Jadeja represents Saurashtra in first-class cricket in India.

Jadeja is a left-handed opening batsman who bowls medium left-arm orthodox as an all-rounder. Jadeja is well-known for his outstanding fielding abilities. Fans have affectionately dubbed him ‘Sir Jadeja.’

Jadeja is known for his signature beard and passion for horseback riding. He is a qualified horseback rider who enjoys the sport so much that it is something he does in his spare time.


He is the first Indian player to score three first-class triple centuries in his career, and the eighth overall.

In one-day internationals, he is India’s third player to score 2,000 runs and take 150 wickets.

Awards and Accolades

2013 ICC World ODI XI; 2016 ICC World ODI XI
Madhavrao Scindia Trophy for most Ranji Trophy wickets: 2008–09.
In the ICC Top 10 Test all-rounders, he is ranked second (2018).

Cricbuzz named him as their Test XI of the Year in 2013.

In August 2013, the ICC ranked him as the number one bowler in one-day international cricket.



In 2005, Jadeja made his debut for India as a member of the Under-19 team. Jadeja was just 16 years old at the time. After that, he was selected to play in the 2006 U-19 Cricket World Cup in Sri Lanka. Following his strong showing in that tournament, he was appointed vice-captain of the 2008 U/19 Cricket World Cup, in which he was instrumental in India’s victory.

In 2006-07, Jadeja made his first-class debut for West Zone in the Duleep Trophy and Saurashtra in the Ranji Trophy. In 2012, Jadeja became the first Indian player to score three first-class triple centuries in his career, and the eighth overall.

IPL Career

In the inaugural season of the Indian Premier League in 2008, Ravindra Jadeja made his IPL debut for Rajasthan Royals. Jadeja was instrumental in the Royals’ season-ending win. In 2008, Shane Warne, the captain of the Rajasthan Royals, described Jadeja as a “superstar in the making” and gave him the nickname “Rockstar.”

Due to a suspension arising from contractual violations, Jadeja was unable to participate in the 2010 IPL. Jadeja was signed by the Kochi Tuskers Kerala in 2011 for a fee of $950,000. The Kochi Tuskers, on the other hand, were ejected from the IPL in September 2011.

Jadeja was the most valuable player in the 2012 IPL player auction, selling for $2 million to Chennai Super Kings (approx. Rs. 98 million). After Chennai Super Kings’ two-year ban in 2016, Jadeja moved to Gujarat Lions. In 2018, he returned to the franchise and was a part of CSK’s successful campaign.

International Career

Jadeja rose to prominence after an all-round success in the 2008–09 Ranji Trophy, in which he took 42 wickets and scored 739 runs. As a result, Jadeja received a national call-up and was chosen for the ODI series against Sri Lanka. But he had to wait his turn, and on February 8, 2009, he got his break in the series’ final match. In a losing effort, Jadeja earned a 60*. Since then, Jadeja has been a key member of India’s ODI team. Over the years, he’s put in some outstanding efforts with both the bat and the ball.

After making his ODI debut, Jadeja was called up to the T20I team. However, during India’s defeat to England in the 2009 World Twenty20, Jadeja was chastised for his sluggish batting. Jadeja, on the other hand, strengthened his game and continues to dazzle with his abilities. When it came to T20, Jadeja became the go-to bowler whenever a wicket was needed. Jadeja was named Man of the Match in a T20 match against Australia, primarily for his fielding performance.

The 2012–13 Ranji Trophy season got off to a great start for Jadeja. In four matches, he scored not one, but two 300+ points. This won him his first call-up to the test squad. Jadeja was brought in to join India’s 15-man Test squad. At Nagpur, Jadeja made his Test debut against England in the fourth Test. Jadeja bowled 70 overs in his Test debut, finishing with figures of 3/117.


Anirudhsinh and Lata Jadeja gave birth to Ravindra Jadeja on December 6, 1988. His father worked as a security guard for a private security firm. Jadeja’s father wished for him to enlist in the army and serve as a soldier. Yet Cricket had always piqued Jadeja’s curiosity. In 2005, Jadeja’s mother died in a car crash. Naina, his sister, works as a nurse. Jadeja married Reeva Solanki on April 17, 2016. In June 2017, the couple welcomed their first child, a daughter.

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