Happy Birthday Ravindra Jadeja: Indian cricket team's flamboyant all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja turns 32 today. 'SIR' Jadeja had performed reasonably well throughout the series. As Ravindra Jadeja turned 32 today, global wishes pour in for ace southpaw. But when today Virat Kohli's India gets into the field against Australia in the second T20 of the three-match series at Sydney Cricket Ground, will be missed badly. Team India is likely to go with the winning combination excepting Jadeja's replacement in the second T20 which will commence at Sydney Cricket Ground today.
The rookie all-rounder has been ruled out of the remaining two T20 matches against the Aussies after he suffered a serious injury during the first match. It is quite a coincidence that contemporaneous that today the Trio of Ravindra Jadeja, Jasprit Bumrah, and Shreyas Iyer share an analogous-dated birthday. The eldest of the three, Ravindra Jadeja was born in Navagam-Khed in Saurashtra in 1988.
The 32-year old is one of the best fielders in world cricket, Jadeja has served the Indian cricket team well with his all-round performances. Jadeja has also proved handy with his left-arm off-spin. He is also known for his hard-hitting abilities especially in the death overs and after the 'Captain Cool' MS Dhoni, undoubtedly, he emerges as the great finishers for Men in Blue.
Sir Jadeja has hit hard on the helmet and suffered a hamstring injury in the 1st T20 match against Australia on Friday due to which he has been ruled out of the white ball series, and the Board of Cricket Control in India (BCCI) named Shardul Thakur as his replacement and added to the Indian team squad.
Since his debut in 2009, Jadeja's multi-dimensional talent has ensured that he is never overshadowed by any all-rounder who emerges into the scene every year including the Indian Premier League (IPL).
Ravindra Jadeja belongs to a select Club of three Indians who have scored a minimum of 2000 runs and picked at least 150 wickets in ODIs. The other names on the list are legends - Sachin Tendulkar and Kapil Dev. Overall, there are 26 such all-rounders in the history of ODI cricket. Also, Jadeja has picked 213 wickets in just 49 Tests at an average of 24.62 which was rather better than the great Ravichandran Ashwin.