Ravindra Jadeja: The ‘rockstar’ off-spinner of Team India

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
  • Updated: Mar 11, 2016 18:25 IST
Indian cricketer Ravindra Jadeja reacts after the dismissal of Bangladesh batsman Mashrafe Bin Mortaza. (AFP Photo)

To be named ‘rockstar’ by no less than Shane Warne is an accolade perhaps few have received, but Jadeja seems to fit the bill.

The wily left-arm spinner shot to fame with the record of three triple centuries in domestic cricket, and subsequently found himself bamboozling the likes of Michael Clarke for India.

He made his ODI and T20 debuts on the same tour of Sri Lanka in 2009 and then graduated to Test status in 2012 when England visited India.

Jadeja went on to find fame not only for his glamorous moustache but also his match-winning displays with both bat and ball.

Jadeja cemented his Test position with figures of 6-138 against South Africa, and also impressed in the Investec Test series in 2014 against England.

For a spell in 2013, he had jumped to the top of the ICC ODI bowling rankings – joint with Sunil Narine – making Jadeja the first Indian since Anil Kumble in 1996 to do so.

Full Name: Ravindrasinh Anirudhsinh Jadeja

Born: December 6 1988 , Navagam-Khed

Country: India

Other teams: Chennai Super Kings, India U19, Kochi Tuskers Kerala, Rajasthan Royals, Saurashtra, West Zone

Test debut: India v England, Nagpur, Dec 13-17 2012

ODI debut: Sri Lanka v India, Colombo, Feb 8 2009

T20 debut: Sri Lanka v India, Colombo, Feb 10 2009

Batting Style: Left-hand bat

Bowling Style: Slow left-arm orthodox

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