Ravindra Jadeja became the talk of the cricket world after Australia legend Shane Warne referred to him as a ‘rock star in making’ at the age of 20. In 2008, Jadeja helped Rajasthan Royals win their first IPL title after meeting Warner during the inaugural season of the Indian Premier League. In 2009, Jadeja was recruited for the T20 World Cup after winning the IPL.
In response to his terrible campaign, the Indian fans dubbed the Saurashtra lad ‘Sir Jadeja’ and mocked him as such. With so many criticizations, he didn’t let any negativity get to him but instead went on to become one of the country’s top all-rounders. Listed below are his best performances to date:
33* off 25 and 24/2 against England in 2013
As India’s best bowler, fielder, and batter, Jadeja lifted the 2013 Champions Trophy in Birmingham by five runs after a five-run victory over England.
66* off 45 and 47/2 against New Zealand in 2014
When India played New Zealand in the third ODI of a five-match series in Auckland in 2014, Ravindra Jadeja was chosen as the bowler and batter for the Indian team. As India bundled out New Zealand for 314 runs, he picked up two wickets and gave away 47 runs while bowling.
77 off 59 and 34/1 against New Zealand in 2019 As a batter, Jadeja’s best performance came in 2019, but in a losing cause against New Zealand in the semifinals of the 2019 fifty-overs World Cup.
Our best wishes go out to him as he celebrates his 33rd birthday on Monday!