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I’m the biggest prankster among the Indian cricket team : Ravindra Jadeja

Cricketer Ravindra Jadeja on how he reacted to the tweets and memes that flooded social media

brunch Updated: Apr 23, 2017 13:38 IST
Veenu Singh
Veenu Singh
Hindustan Times
Ravindra Jadeja,Cricket,Jamnagar

Sun sign: Sagittarius

Birthday: December 6

Place of birth: Jamnagar

Hometown : Jamnagar

School/college:DCC High School, Jamnagar

First break : On February 8, 2009, when I played my first international match against Sri Lanka

High point of your life: When I got selected for India

Low point of your life: In 2005 when my mom passed away

If you weren’t a cricketer, you would’ve been...

A horse rider.

Who has been your biggest inspiration to play the sport?

My mom.

Any other sport you loveto play...

Well, I enjoy watching a game of football!

Your favourite cricket ground?

It is the Lord’s Cricket Ground in St John’s Wood, London.

Who are you closest to in the cricket team?


Define your style...

It would be dressing up like royalty.

What was your initial reaction to being called ‘Sir Jadeja’ by everyone?

I accepted it gracefully.

And how did you feel about the memes and the tweets that followed ?

I forgive everyone but atleast use the bat.

Any meme that has been your favourite?

“Only Sir Jadeja can take selfies while sleeping.”

Which is that one social media platform you are most active on?

Instagram. It’s the best way to connect with my fans too.

The biggest surprise you gave your wife...

On her birthday, I got the entire house decorated for her.

Romance for you is...

Talking to my wife.

What is missing in modern love?

Love, itself.

Are you a party animal or a home bird?

A home bird.

Who are you closest to?

I was really close to my mother.

If you had to compare yourself to a dessert, which one would it be and why?

Blackforest…because it is black and forest!

If you woke up and found yourself turned into a woman, you would…

I would go back to sleep.

What gets you into the mood for love?

Romantic music.

The first thing you do in bed in the morning?

Talk to my wife.

The last thing you do in bed at night before sleeping?

Shut my eyes.

A habit you want to break?

Thinking too much.

Urvashi Rautela ( Getty Images )

A Bollywood actress you find sexy?

Urvashi Rautela.

After a long day at work you love to...

Listen to music.

Fitness for you is...


A piece of advice you wish someone had given you 10 years ago?

Not to take everyone’s advice.


My Favourites

Destination: London

Cuisine: Punjabi

Side of the bed: Left

Sportsperson: Cristiano Ronaldo

Film:Sarbjit (2016)

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First Published: Apr 23, 2017 13:38 IST