Ravindra Jadeja: Lesser-known facts about the man who is called 'Sir'

Updated: Dec 06, 2019, 13:06 | Shawn.Dsouza
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    Ravindrasinh Jadeja is India's star all-rounder, who plays in the middle-order and is also a slow left-arm bowler.

    Ravindra Jadeja poses while he chills in a swimming pool

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    Ravindra Jadeja plays for the Chennai Super Kings franchise at the Indian Premier League

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    It was after the ICC World T20 in 2009, when cricket portals and social media began calling Jadeja as 'Sir Ravindra Jadeja' which ended up going viral. Jadeja's CSK teammates MS Dhoni, Suresh Raina and R Ashwin would often share jokes and sarcastic lines on Jadeja on Twitter. Ravindra Jadeja, however, stated in 2013, that he does not mind the nickname since it was a joke and everyone liked it. 

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    Ravindra Jadeja, who was not part of Team India's squad against Australia in September 2017, posted a cryptic photo on Instagram. He captioned it: Had a really great "Night Out" last night, according to my police report.#rajputboy.' Now, it is not clear as to whether Jadeja was booked by cops or if he just had a wild 'night'. The post surely left most of his fans confused

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    Ravindra Jadeja and Riva Solanki were married in the traditional 'Kshatriya' style at Rajkot in June 2016. Ravindra Jadeja's marriage celebrations in Rajkot were embroiled in controversy after there were reports of some celebratory gunshots being fired during the wedding procession

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    The firing into the air that was reportedly done by the Indian cricketer's relatives during the procession almost led to a catastrophe with Jadeja being nearly thrown off by his panicked horse

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    Not much time later, Jadeja posted photos on his Instagram account of him and his wife Riva Solanki during a safari in Gir forest. The couple is seen posing with endangered Asiatic lions in the background. The pictures have been removed from Instagram

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    According to reports, Gujarat Forest department had ordered an inquiry after some of the photos-- where Jadeja along with his wife Reeva can be seen posing in front of lions

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    Ravindra Jadeja was let off by Gujarat forest department after he paid a fine of Rs 20,000 for a taking selfie with lions at Gir Wildlife Sanctuary at Sasan in Junagadh, an act strictly prohibited by law

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    Jadeja threw the ball at opener Dimuth Karunaratne off his own bowling when the batsman was inside the crease and the umpire ruled it "dangerous". The breach added three demerit points to his tally, resulting in his suspension. Jadeja was slapped with a 50 per cent fine on his match fee (Level 2 offence).

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    In picture: Ravindra Jadeja and his wife Riva Solanki caught in a romantic moment during a sunset

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    Ravindra Jadeja has a lot of love for horses and spends most of his time with them at his farmhouse

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    Ravindra Jadeja shared this photo on the occasion of Diwali in 2019 along with his wife Riva Solanki and captioned it, 'Happy diwali and new year from jadeja’s #saalmubarak #royalgreetings'

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    Ravindra Jadeja shared this photo of him with one of his horses at his farm and captioned it, 'A quality time spent with my babies. #loyalanimal #lalbeer #vaari'

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    Ravindra Jadeja shared this cool selfie with the Chahar brothers - Deepak and Rahul while they were in Miami. He captioned it, 'Exploring Miami with chahar brothers. @deepak_chahar9 @rdchahar1 #UStour #bonding'

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    Ravindra Jadeja and Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli pose for a selfie in Leeds. Jadeja called Virat brother in this photo.

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    During the cricket World Cup 2015, Jadeja shared this picture with Indian cricket teammates - Kuldeep Yadav, Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, Jasprit Bumrah, Dinesh Karthik, KL Rahul and Shikhar Dhawan

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About The Gallery

Indian all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja, who is one of the most interesting and lively figures in cricket, celebrates his birthday today. Jadeja, has had a career filled with highs and lows. Here are some of them through Instagram photos. Pictures Courtesy/ Ravindra Jadeja Instagram)