Ravindra Jadeja is an Indian professional cricketer, who was born on December 6, 1988 in Navagam-Khed, Saurashtra. Nicknamed “Revadi” in the cricketing circles, he is an all- rounder, who plays as a left-handed batsman and a slow left-arm orthodox bowler. He started playing cricket from the tender age of ten and idolizes Yuvraj Singh, for his batting style and electric fielding.
A regular member of the India-A team, Ravindra Jadeja has represented the Indian Under (U)-19 team that finished as the runners-up in the 2006 U-19 Cricket World Cup. His bowling performance of 2 for 25 and athletic fielding were instrumental in the team’s win over South Africa to lift the 2008 U-19 Cricket World Cup in Malaysia.
Ravindra Jadeja made an impressive First-class debut, scoring a half-century for the West Zone team in the 2006-07 Duleep Trophy match played in Indore. A regular feature of the Saurashtra team in Ranji Trophy matches, Ravindra Jadeja made his Twenty20 debut for it on April 4, 2007 versus Maharashtra in Mumbai. As of October 6, 2008 he has made 391 runs, his highest score being 87, at a strike rate of 41.46 from 13 matches in First-class cricket. He has scalped 7 wickets for 94 runs, his career best, in a First-class match at an excellent economy rate of 2.49.
Ravindra Jadeja was selected to be a part of the Rajasthan Royals team owned by Emerging Media for the inaugural season of the Indian Premier League (IPL) in 2008. His brilliant display in the IPL matches won him praises from the team’s captain and coach, Shane Warne. He made his presence felt during the IPL campaign and played a crucial role in helping the team win the 2008 IPL defeating Chennai Super Kings in the finals played on June 1, 2008 in Mumbai. He scored 135 runs from 14 matches in the IPL season, his best score being 36* versus Mohali, at a strike rate of 131.06.
Apart from playing cricket, Ravindra Jadeja loves listening to music in his spare time. He would love to make a career in music, if not cricket.