Ajay Jadeja

Country: India
Born: February 01, 1971, Jamnagar, Gujarat
Batting Style: Right hand Bat
Bowling Style: Right arm Medium
Playing role: Middle order Batter

Ajay Jadeja Bio

Ajaysinhji Jadeja, popularly known as Ajay Jadeja, is a former Indian cricketer who made a significant impact during his time in international cricket. Born on February 1, 1971, in Jamnagar, Gujarat, Jadeja’s charming personality and exuberant style of play made him a fan favorite.

Jadeja’s journey into cricket began under the mentorship of one of India’s greatest all-rounders, Kapil Dev. Inspired by his coach, Jadeja developed exceptional athleticism, energetic running between wickets, audacious big-hitting, and a captivating smile that won over the hearts of fans worldwide. His style of play was perfectly suited for the fast-paced and electrifying nature of limited-overs cricket.

The highlight of Jadeja’s career came during the 1996 World Cup quarter-final against arch-rivals Pakistan. With India chasing a challenging total, he played a breathtaking innings of 45 off just 25 balls, leading India to a resounding victory. His swashbuckling knock showcased his ability to turn matches on their head and win them from seemingly impossible positions.

However, despite his success in one-day cricket, Jadeja struggled to establish himself in Test matches. His vulnerability against genuine pace and swing limited his opportunities, and he managed to play only 15 Tests before his career came to a halt in December 2000. It was during this time that his life took an unfortunate turn when he was handed a five-year ban due to his alleged involvement in match-fixing, following a CBI inquiry.

Throughout the ban, Jadeja fought to clear his name, vehemently denying any involvement in illegal activities. In the meantime, he pursued a different passion and turned to acting. His charming persona and good looks made him a natural fit for the glitzy world of Bollywood. Although his acting career showed promise, Jadeja continuously fought for the opportunity to represent his country in cricket.

In November 2004, Jadeja’s plea to play international cricket was dismissed by the Delhi High Court due to lack of representation. However, a Division Bench later permitted him to participate in domestic cricket. Jadeja returned to the game as the captain of his home state, Delhi, showcasing his leadership skills and passion for the sport.

In September 2005, he took on the dual role of captain and coach for the Rajasthan cricket team, further illustrating his dedication to the game. Jadeja also ventured into cricket commentary, adding his insights and expertise to the sport he loved.

Although his career was marred by controversy and unfulfilled potential, Ajay Jadeja’s legacy remains as a dynamic and exciting cricketer who lit up the field with his natural talent. He inspired a generation of young cricketers with his exuberance and fearless approach to the game. Today, Jadeja serves as a reminder of the highs and lows of cricket and the importance of integrity in sports.

Ajay Jadeja Career Stats

Ajay Jadeja Batting Stats

Batting Matches Innings Nos Runs High Score Ave BF SR 100s 50s 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 15 24 2 576 96 26.18 1463 39.37 0 4 62 3 5 0
T20Is - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs 196 179 36 5359 119 37.47 7678 69.79 6 30 366 85 59 0
FC 111 174 24 8100 264 54 - - 20 40 - - 74 0
List A 291 271 52 8304 119 37.91 - - 11 48 - - 91 1
T20s - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

Ajay Jadeja Bowling Stats

Bowling Matches Innings Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10w
Tests 15 - - - - - - - - - - - -
T20Is - - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs 196 52 1248 1094 20 3/3 3/3 54.7 5.25 62.4 0 0 0
FC 111 - 4703 2140 54 4/37 - 39.62 2.73 87 - 0 0
List A 291 - 2680 2258 49 3/3 3/3 46.08 5.05 54.6 0 0 0
T20s - - - - - - - - - - - - -

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