Ravindrasinh Anirudhsinh Jadeja (born 6 December 1988), commonly known as Ravindra Jadeja, is an Indian international cricketer. He is India’s leading all rounder in Cricketer and is part of the Indian World Cup Team.
Jadeja caught the attention of the national selectors with his strong all-round showing in the 2008–09 Ranji Trophy. He is arguably India’s best fielder and can tonk a few with the bat apart from his bowling skills. Supreme fitness levels also meant he was always on the radar for national selection whenever there was an opportunity. He returned to the ODI setup for the 2018 Asia Cup and played a sizeable amount of games since then. The all-round package that he is, Jadeja is a tough candidate for a captain to ignore because he is a live wire in the field, bowls decent spin and can give those extra few runs towards the end overs.
2012 turned out to be a productive year for Jadeja. He was one of the marquee signings for the then defending champions Chennai for a whopping 9.72 INR, the most expensive player in that season. Jadeja hit the headlines and record books when he became the first Indian to score three triple centuries in First Class cricket.
Sunil Gavaskar said in March 2013 that Ravindra Jadeja, was a role model for youngsters. Jadeja’s contributions in India’s 4–0 test series win over Australia in February and March 2013 were praised in the media, and Gavaskar called him one of the architects of the win. Jadeja’s dominance of Clarke was also praised in the media. Jadeja was named Player of the Week by the portal Cricket World after the end of the fourth test.
There have been great cricketers in India, but few as universally loved as Ravindra Jadeja, for there has barely been anything ordinary about him: and that has nothing to do with the fact that he owns and rides horses — certainly not the most common hobbies for a contemporary cricketer.