Ravindrasinh Anirudhsinh Jadeja or Ravindra Jadeja first came into limelight in 2008 during the U19 World Cup, which India won under an enthusiastic Virat Kohli. A year later, Jadeja earned the senior callup after some good performances in domestic cricket, and played his first ODI against Sri Lanka, where he scored a half century. It would take him four more years to make it to the test team, but before that he would be brought for $2 crore in the Indian Premier League (IPL) by Chennai Super Kings (CSK).
After his early break into international cricket, he was dropped for a while, but he forced the selectors to pick him with a barrage of triple centuries in domestic cricket, playing for Saurashtra. In 2012, he scored two triple centuries in a space of two months, after scoring a triple ton in the year before. Jadeja is only the eighth player in the history of the game to have hit three first class triple hundreds.
By the turn of 2017, Jadeja became the first Indian left-arm spinner to take 150 wickets in ODIs, a year in which, he would also reach to the top of the bowler rankings.
Jadeja’s IPL career needs a special mention, when he first played under the revered eye of Australian great Shane Warne at Rajasthan Royals. He played a season for Kochi Tuskers Kerala, after which he began playing under MS Dhoni in the Chennai Super Kings outfit and also in the Indian outfit.
|Major Teams represented||Indian national team, Saurashtra, India U19 team, Chennai Super Kings, Rajasthan Royals|