Ravindrasinh Anirudhsinh Jadeja, popularly known as Ravindra Jadeja, is a renowned International cricketer. He is an all-rounder who plays as a left-handed middle-order batsman and slow left-arm orthodox bowler.
He led Saurashtra in first-class cricket and played for the Chennai Super Kings in the Indian T20 Premier League. He was part of the under-19 cricket team that won the world cup in Malaysia in 2008.
34 years old Jadeja was born into a Gujarati Rajput family in NavagamGhed, Gujarat. His family consists of his father Anirudh Jadeja, a watchman for a private security agency, his mother Lata Jadeja, a nurse by profession and his sister Naina, who is also a nurse by profession and lives in Jamnagar.
According to the reports, his father wanted him to become an army officer; however, his interest was in cricket. Not many know that Jadeja almost quit cricket after the death of his mother in an accident in 2005.
On 17th April 2016, Jadeja married Reeva Solanki. After one year of marriage, they both had a baby girl in 2017, whom they named Nidhyana.
Ravindra Jadeja Profile
|Full Name||Ravindrasinh Anirudhsinh Jadeja|
|Nicknames||Jaddu, RJ, Sir Ravindra Jadeja|
|Age and Date of Birth||34 years (in 2022), 6 December 1988|
|Height||170 cm; 1.7m; 5ft 7 inches|
|Birth Place||NavagamGhed, Gujarat, India|
|Bowling Style||Slow Left-arm orthodox|
|Jersey Number||#8- India #12- Chennai Super Kings (CSK)|
|Debut||Test: 13-17 December 2012 against England at Nagpur ODI: 8 February 2009 against Sri Lanka at Colombo T20: 10 February 2009 against Sri Lanka at Colombo|
|Team||Kochi Tuskers Kerala, Saurashtra, West Zone, Chennai Super Kings, Gujarat Lions, Rajasthan Royals|
|Mother’s Name||Late Lata Jadeja (Nurse)|
|Father's Name||Anirudhsinh Jadeja (watchman)|
|Net Worth||$7 million|
Ravindra Jadeja Age, Heights & Hobbies
Ravindra Jadeja, the 34-year-old veteran cricketer, was born on December 06, 1988, and is 5ft 7 inches (170 cm; 1.7m) tall. Often referred to as Sir Jadeja or Rockstar for his stellar gameplay, his hobbies are riding bikes, driving cars, horse riding and resting at his farmhouse.
Ravindra Jadeja’s Indian T20 Premier League Career
Debut in Indian T20 Premier League
Ravindra Jadeja started his Indian T20 Premier League journey with Rajasthan Royals in the inaugural season of 2008 and played an important role in their victory against Chennai Super Kings in the final match. He scored 135 runs in 14 matches at a strike rate of 132.06, exhibiting his batting skills.
In 2009, he went a mile ahead and scored 295 runs at a strike rate of 141.90. The captain of the Rajasthan Royals team, Shane Warne, referred to him as a “superstar in the making”.
Obstacles in IPL Journey
Unfortunately, he did not play in the 2010 Indian T20 Premier League since the governing council banned him for purportedly trying to negotiate terms with another franchise. However, Kochi Tuskers Kerala bought him for $950,000 in 2011. His luck continued to give him a hard time as Kochi Tuskers were terminated from the Indian T20 Premier League in September 2011 due to some reasons.
Return to Home
Finally, lady luck favored Sir Jadeja when Chennai Super Kings bought him for $2 million in the 2012 Indian T20 Premier League auction after a tie-breaker with Deccan Chargers, who bid the same amount for him.
As a result, he became the most expensive player in the auction. Moreover, he even won the Man-of-the-match trophy in the second match of the season that was against the Deccan Chargers for his all-around performance.
Due to his outstanding performance in the 2014 Indian T20 Premier League, ESPNCricinfo named him to the Cricinfo CLT20 XI. He scored 146 runs with a strike rate of 132.72 and bagged 19 wickets with an average of 23.31 and an economy rate of 8.15 in 16 matches.
He continued with his exceptional performance in the 2015 Indian T20 Premier League edition as well. During a match on Mother’s Day, he took four wickets for 11 runs, one of his best performances as a bowler in the Indian T20 Premier League till now.
Performance Overview in Indian Premier T20 League Till Date
Since then, Jadeja has never looked back, given a complete all-around performance and emerged as a dependable player on whom a team can count during hard times. He has played 210 matches to date, scored 2502 runs at a strike rate of 127.59 and picked a total of 132 wickets at an average of 30.79 and an economy rate of 7.61.
Ravindra Jadeja’s Indian T20 Premier League Stats
Batting & Fielding Stats
Ravindra Jadeja Domestic Career
Ravindra Jadeja made his very first Under-19 debut for India at the age of 16 in 2005. He was taken in the Indian team for the 2006 Under-19 Cricket World Cup in Sri Lanka. India finished runners-up with Ravindra influencing in the final against Pakistan with a three-wicket haul.
He was even the vice-captain of the triumphant Indian team at the 2008 Under-19 Cricket World Cup. Jadeja played a vital role with the balling part in the tournament and took ten wickets in 6 matches at an average of 13.
Later then, Ravindra made his tremendous first-class debut in the Duleep Trophy 2006–2007. He also played for West Zone in the Duleep Trophy and Saurashtra in the Ranji Trophy.
Moreover, he became the first Indian player and 8th player in history to secure three first-class triple centuries in his career, after legends such as Don Bradman, Brian Lara, Bill Ponsford, Wally Hammond, WG Grace, Graeme Hick and Mike Hussey. His first outstanding performance was in early Nov 2011 against Orissa, in which he secured 314 runs off 375 balls.
His 2nd outstanding performance came in Nov 2012 against Gujarat, in which he secured 303 runs not out. And the 3rd feat came against Railways in Dec 2012, in which he secured 331 runs in 501 balls. Ravindra managed to reach this milestone at the very young age of only 23.
Ravindra Jadeja’s Domestic Stats
Batting & Fielding Career Summary
Bowling Career Summary
Ravindra Jadeja’s International Career
Ravindra Jadeja finally got the attention of the national selectors with his all-around performance in the 2008–2009 Ranji Trophy. He secured 42 wickets and scored 739 runs in the tournament. He was, therefore, picked for the ODI series in Sri Lanka.
He made his debut on 8 February 2009 in the final match of the series. Although, he made a knock of 60* runs, unfortunately, India lost the game.
He suffered a setback in the 2009 World Twenty20 for his performance in a fast-paced match between India and England, which ended in India's defeat. As a result, he became the target of criticism from fans.
However, things took a turn for him in late 2009 when the then-all-rounder Yusuf Pathan underwent a loss in form. As a result, Ravindra Jadeja took his place at No. 7 in the ODI squad.
He did not let down the selectors and became the Man of the Match by scalping four wickets in the 3rd ODI against Sri Lanka in Cuttack on 21 December 2009. His best bowling was 4–32 till that date.
He exhibited splendid performance against various teams in every major tournament until his average performance in the 2015 Cricket T20 World Cup in Australia and New Zealand and poor performance in the following ODI series in Bangladesh. As a result, selectors dropped him from the team.
Yet, he did not give up despite the upsetting criticism of his performance and soon won over the critics with his striking comeback in the 2015-16 Ranji season. During the Ranji tournament, he bagged 38 wickets and made 215 runs in 4 games.
His spectacular performance won the hearts of everyone. As a result, he became a part of the Indian test squad for the 2015 South Africa tour of India. As expected, he played a key role and helped his team to achieve a series victory (3-0) by bagging 23 wickets.
He also scored 109 runs in the four games. As a result, his batting played a crucial role in the lower order. This performance, as intended, did not go unnoticed and led to him becoming part of the India tour of Australia for limited-over matches. The tournament comprised 5 ODIs and 3 T20Is.
Since then, he went on to exhibit marvelous performances and soon became known as “Sir Jadeja.” In his cricket career to date, he has scored a total of 2523 runs at an average of 36.57 and a strike rate of 59.5 in the test format. Moreover, he has scored 2447 runs at an average of 32.63 and a strike rate of 86.53 in the ODI format.
His performance in the T20Is is no less than extraordinary as well. He scored 457 runs at an average of 24.05 with a strike rate of 124.52 in the fastest format of the game.
While his role as a batsman has been phenomenal, Ravindra Jadeja has played a critical role as a spin bowler for the team. He has bagged 242 wickets with an economy rate of 2.43 at an average of 24.71 in the Test format.
Furthermore, the all rounder has picked 189 wickets with an economy rate of 4.92 at an average of 37.37 in the ODI format. To top it all, he scalped 51 wickets at an average of 28.49 with an economy rate of 7.05 in the Twenty20 format.
He still has a lot of cricket left in him despite “RJ” being 34 years old and we cannot wait to see him make every cricket fan around the world proud with his performance.
Ravindra Jadeja’s International Stats
Batting Career Summary
Bowling Career Summary
Ravindra Jadeja Records, Awards & Achievements
- Jadeja became 7th best player in terms of batting position to score the most runs (175*) in an innings.
- “Sir” Jadeja also has the record of scoring a century and taking five wickets in an innings in his bag.
- The cricketer from Gujarat is the 8th player to score the most number of runs (2447) in a career without scoring a century.
- He also holds the record of scoring 1000 runs and bagging 50 wickets.
- Moreover ,RJe has a record of scoring 1000 runs, bagging 50 wickets and taking 50 catches in the ODI format.
- He ranks 3rd in bowling records for taking 6 wickets by caught and bowled.
- He holds 3rd rank after he took 2 catches by a substitute in an inning.
Ravindra Jadeja ranks at 10th position in bowling records for most wickets (37) taken stumped across all three formats (Test, ODI and T20Is) of cricket.
Awards & Achievements
- 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
Ravindra Jadeja FAQ
What is the current age of Ravindra Jadeja?
Ravindra Jadeja was born on 06 December 1988 and is currently 34 years old.
What is the height of Ravindra Jadeja?
Ravindra Jadeja is 170 cm talls. Below is the table for his height in standard metric units
|Height||In cms||In m||In ft and inches|
|Ravindra Jadeja||170||1.7||5ft 7 inches|
What is the net worth of Ravindra Jadeja?
Ravindra Jadeja’s net worth is around $3 million. He is reportedly paid INR 25 lakh per annum as a retainer fee, INR 7 lakhs per Test match, INR 4 lakhs per ODI and INR 2 lakhs per Twenty20 Internationals.
Is Ravindra Jadeja married?
Yes, Ravindra Jadeja was married on 17 April 2016 to Reeva Solanki, an engineering graduate and a native of Junagadh district in Gujarat. Currently, she contested Gujarat assembly elections from the Jamnagar North constituency as a Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP) candidate.