Ravindra Jadeja’s career track record is one that experts down the years would excruciatingly scrutinise, for it has been one full of enigma. The ‘Rockstar’ had initially made a name for himself in the opening edition of the IPL (after having a good enough U-19 World Cup), excelling in the way Warne wanted him to perform in what was India’s ‘Moneyball’ team.
His limited overs career then started to flourish, with Jaddu cementing his place in the side as an all-rounder who could bowl tight overs in the middle, and use the long-handle down the order, whenever needed.
Jaddu then worked on his fielding and now is probably the best outfielder in the world. His career graph took off, and it seemed like he was destined for limited overs greatness, but life took an unexpected turn in the 2013 series against Australia, where in Jaddu(and India) discovered this sneaky and mighty effective spin bowler, capable of running through oppositions at will.
What followed was Jaddu becoming the World Number 1 Test bowler and exceeding expectations as India’s premier all-rounder in the Test circuit.
For all he has done for the country in the past 9 years, Jaddu felt a little grieved today when a fan called him out as ‘Ajay’, obviously confusing him with former Indian cricketer, ‘Ajay Jadeja’.
Jadeja wasn’t very impressed, as he took to social media to express his anger over the incident, saying that it was hard for him to believe that even after 9 years of cricket, people did not remember his name.
Check out the tweet:
Ajay Jadeja too had a very fruitful time in the India shirt, playing the finishers role to perfection.
While it cannot be confirmed as to why the fan called Jaddu as Ajay, but it seems like an honest mistake on the part of someone who grew up during the time Ajay Jadeja was plying his trade for the Indian national side.
Jaddu’s contribution to Indian cricket has been immense in the last 9 years, and we are sure that fans all over the country recognise and appreciate his record for the country.
Jadeja’s next assignment will be the South African tour, where he is certain to feature in India’s Test team at some point during the tour. He has also been working really hard to get back into the ODI and T20 mix for India, and frankly it is a little hard to comprehend as to why Jaddu hasn’t been making it to the Indian limited overs side, as his fielding, bowling and batting skills can come in very handy in almost all conditions(especially Indian one’s)