06 December 1988
Left hand Bat
Left Arm Orthodox
Ravindra Jadeja is a top all-rounder in modern cricket, born on December 6, 1988, in India. His full name is Ravindrasinh Anirudhsinh Jadeja. He plays in all formats and ranks high in the ICC Rankings. He gained fame in the inaugural IPL for Rajasthan Royals and was called a 'Rockstar' by Shane Warne. Jadeja's exceptional domestic and IPL performances earned him a place in the Indian team in 2009.
He made his ODI and T20I debut in 2009 but had to wait until 2013 for his Test debut. Despite initial challenges, he became the fastest left-arm bowler to reach 200 wickets in Test cricket. Jadeja's Test career took off in 2016, and he's excelled in both Tests and ODIs, making him a valuable player in the white-ball format as well.
Ravindra Jadeja was born in Navagam Ghed, Gujarat, to a Gujarati Rajput Hindu family. His father, Anirudh, worked as a security guard and hoped Ravindra would join the army, but young Jadeja was more interested in cricket. His mother, Lata, tragically passed away in an accident in 2005, which almost made him quit the sport. He has a sister, Naina, who is a nurse. Jadeja currently resides in Jamnagar.
He married politician Rivaba Jadeja on April 17, 2016, and they have a daughter born in June 2017.
Ravindra Jadeja Career
In his Test career to date, Ravindra Jadeja has played 67 matches to date in his Test career and has scored 2,804 runs, with an average of 36. Ravindra Jadeja has hit 283 fours and 58 sixes in his Test career. On Jul 2023, he played his recent Test match against West Indies at Queen's Park Oval, Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, scoring 61 runs off 152 balls.
In Ravindra Jadeja's ODI career, he has played 189 matches to date in his ODI career and has scored 2,636 runs, with an average of 32. Ravindra Jadeja has hit 192 fours and 51 sixes in his ODI career. One of his recent ODI matches took place in Oct 2023 at Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad, India, where he contributed 0 runs off 0 balls.
Ravindra Jadeja has played 64 matches to date in his T20 career and has scored 457 runs, with an average of 24. Ravindra Jadeja has hit 34 fours and 12 sixes in his T20 career. In his most recent T20 match against Hong Kong at Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai, United Arab Emirates, which took place in Aug 2022, Ravindra Jadeja contributed 0 runs off 0 balls to his team's total.
Ravindra Jadeja is currently ranked 39th in the ICC Test batting rankings with a total of 583 points.