Ravindra Jadeja has been a key member of the Indian team contingent since 2013 and his ability to contribute in all 3 departments, batting, bowling and fielding, has done wonders for Team India in international cricket. Jadeja has been regarded as a ‘Rockstar’ with the ability to deliver for the team in almost every game.
Let us have a look at 10 lesser-known facts and stats about Ravindra Jadeja.
2000 – Ravindra Jadeja is the only player to have scored 2000 runs and as well as pick 100 wickets in the IPL history.
3 – Ravindra Jadeja has smashed 3 centuries in FC Cricket, which is joint-most for an Indian player.
4 – In 2013, Ravindra Jadeja was only the 4th Indian bowler to achieve no.1 ICC ODI rankings after Kapil Dev, Maninder Singh, and Anil Kumble.
5 – Ravindra Jadeja holds the record of best bowling figures for Chennai Super Kings.
Best bowling figure for CSK
Ravindra Jadeja – 5/16 vs Deccan Chargers in 2012
Pawan Negi – 5/22 vs KKR in 2014
Lakshmipathy Balaji – 5/24 vs PBKS in 2008
50 – In 2020, Ravindra Jadeja became only the 3rd Indian player after MS Dhoni and Virat Kohli to play 50 matches individually in all 3 formats (Test, ODI and T20I).
1000 – MS Dhoni & Ravindra Jadeja are the only pair in ODI Cricket to record more than 1000 runs for the 6th wicket partnership.
Most runs for 6th wicket partnership in ODIs:
MS Dhoni & Ravindra Jadeja – 1208
Chris Cairns & Chris Harris – 860
Abdul Razzaq & Mohammad Yousuf – 791
10 – Since 2012, Ravindra Jadeja has won 10 MoM awards for CSK in IPL, which is the most for the CSK team.
Most MoM awards for CSK in IPL since 2012:
Ravindra Jadeja – 10
MS Dhoni – 9
Suresh Raina – 8
Shane Watson / Michael Hussey – 6
11 – Ravindra Jadeja has 11 fifty-plus scores in ODIs while batting at number 7 (or) below, which is the most for an Indian player.
36 – In 2021, Ravindra Jadeja became only the second player to smash 36 runs in an over in IPL.
56 – Despite having 3 triple centuries in FC Cricket, it took Ravindra Jadeja 56 innings to smash his maiden Test century.