Ajay Jadeja was born on February 1, 1971. He was India's premier middle-order batsman and one of India's best fielders between 1992-2000.
In pic: Ajay Jadeja posted this picture with his mom, captioned, "Thank the lord for the beautiful sunshine #mummyomummy"
Ajay Jadeja was a top-class finisher, who played 15 Tests and 196 ODIs for India. He had an average of 27 in Tests and 38 in One Day Internationals.
In pic: Ajay Jadeja posted this picture of him picking his child from school, he wrote, "The light of my life, makes a gloomy day bright and a bright day, brighter. #busstopbapu"
Ajay Jadeja was born into a royal family in Nawanagar which had a cricketing pedigree.
In pic: Ajay Jadeja posted this picture of himself hitchhiking a ride, captioned, "When the BEST strike makes the cabs scarce, be kind and help a stranger just like the very cool Pilates teacher @rakshandapathan did for me today!! Thanks for the awesome ride #beststrike"
Ajay Jadeja is married to Aditi Jaitly, and the couple has two children, Aiman and Ameera.
In pic: Ajay Jadeja posted this picture on Kapil Dev's birthday. He wrote, "The smiles say it all Devon ke Dev @ 60"
Ajay Jadeja's international career was cut short by a match-fixing scandal in the early 2000s. He was handed a 5-year ban from cricket by the BCCI, following the controversy.
In pic: Ajay Jadeja posted this picture from a kid's party at home, he wrote, "Thank the lord"
The Delhi High Court on 27 January 2003, lifted the ban on the Indian cricketer, making Ajay Jadeja eligible to play domestic cricket and international cricket.
In pic: Ajay Jadeja posted this picture from a dinner date with his daughter. He wrote, "My date tonight, on the full moon night. Open house as always"
Ajay Jadeja posted this quirky picture of himself and Pakistani cricketers from an India vs Pakistan match. He wrote, "Once upon a time #tbt"
After his career ended, Ajay Jadeja tried his hand at Bollywood. Jadeja acted in the 2003 movie Khel with Sunny Deol and Sunil Shetty.
In pic: Ajay Jadeja posted this picture of a morning walk with his mom.He wrote, "#mummyomummy"
Ajay Jadeja also acted in the 2009 movie, Pal Pal Dil Ke Saat.
In pic: Ajay Jadeja posted this picture from a vacation and wrote, "@anjiestylediva thank you mother missed you all day today."
Ajay Jadeja was a participant on the dance show Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa. He also appeared on the TV show Comedy Circus.
In pic: Ajay Jadeja posted this picture from a cricket league in USA. He wrote, "#TBT Long before the IPL was on FIRE, there was JERSEY FIRE !#Cricket #Throwback #Thursday #cricketinusa"
Ajay Jadeja posted this picture of himself catching his daughter who jumps off the school bus. Jadeja captioned, "The catch of the day...total happiness"
Ajay Jadeja posted this picture with his childhood hero Sunil Gavaskar. He wrote, "Forever a fan.Happy Birthday Sir!! Can anyone guess when this picture is from?"
Ajay Jadeja posted this picture captioned, "Travelermaan inducted in #starkfamily #gameofthrones"
Ajay Jadeja posted this picture captioned, "Manu bhai motor chali Pum pum pum"
Ajay Jadeja posted this picture on his son's birthday. He wrote, "Happy happy my first child @aadiljadeja 20 today"
Ajay Jadeja posted this picture of his dad, captioned, "I live for those who love me, whose hearts are kind and true, For the heaven that smiles above me, And waits my spirit, too..." Happy Birthday Bapu, the man who taught me that life is about the journey not the destination."
Ajay Jadeja posted this picture from a dinner night out, he captioned, "Thank you mothers @anjiestylediva . Under 17 to 17 years off shaadi . Thank the lord"
Ajay Jadeja posted this picture of himself receiving an oil massage from his mom
Ajay Jadeja loves a bike ride. He posted this picture captioned, "The journey begins"
Ajay Jadeja is an avid traveller. He posted this picture of himself playing golf with small boxes on the streets of New York, he captioned, "Travelermaan in New York!"
The former Indian batsman who was known for his batting and fielding capabilities is enjoying his retired life with family and friends. We have pictures from his Instagram that will tell you a little bit more. (Pics/ Ajay Jadeja Instagram)
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