Ravindrasinh Anirudhsinh Jadeja, simply known as Ravindra Jadeja is the main player in the spin department for India in Test format. The Saurashtra player became one of the most potenial all-rounders and is the World No 5 in the ICC Test rankings.
Ravindra Jadeja was born on December 6, 1988, in Navagam-Khed, Gujarat. On his birthday, EeYuva listed a few interesting facts about Jadeja. Just have a look!
The 30-year-old is the first player from India to hit 3 triple centuries in first-class cricket in 2012 and overall 8th batsman in the world. Before him, WG Grace(England), Bill Ponsford(Australia), Don Bradman(Australia), Wally Hammond(England), Graeme Hick(England), Brian Lara(West Indies) and Michael Hussey(Australia) achieved this milestone.
Whenever Ravindra Jadeja hit a half-century (or) century, he celebrates his knock with a sword style. Jadeja's sword style celebration is a trademark of a 'Rajput'. To add to his immense talent with the bat and ball, Jaddu is a live-wire on the 22-yard strip with spontaneous reflexes.
The dashing young player became the No 1 bowler in the ICC ODI rankings in 2013. The left-arm spinner was the fourth Indian after Kapil Dev, Maninder Singh and Anil Kumble to achieve the top spot.
The leggie has a lot of nicknames, the Australian legendary player 'Shane Warne' described him as a 'Rockstar' for his performance in the first IPL edition. The left-hand batsman has another nickname 'Sir' which went viral on social media a few years ago. Jadeja is better known as 'Jaddu' by his friends, family and team-mates.
The Rajput cricketer with his consistency, pace and accuracy grabbed 2 crucial wickets in the final game and helped India to win the 2007 U-19 World Cup title under Virat Kohli's captaincy.
The World No 5 Test bowler is a doter of horses and he spent most of his personal time with riding horses, friends and family. The Rockstar has 3 horses named Kesar, Dhanraj and Ganga at his private farm.
His father Anirudh worked as a night watchman for the private company. Jadeja's mother Latha died in an accident and that incident almost forced him to quit cricket.
We, EeYuva wish Ravindra Jadeja a wonderful Happy Birthday!