Ravindra Jadeja – All Rounder Top to Toe


Ravinder Jadeja – an asset to Indian Team by Sunil Sarpal

Ravinder Jadeja is considered as the most under-rated performer in Team India.  In fact, he is a 3-dimensional cricketer – a good batsman, a wicket taking left arm spinner and most importantly a sharp and agile fielder.  His throwing arm has done havoc in opposition camp and batsmen are always under a ‘fear psychosis’  whether or not to steal a single if the ball is hit in their direction.    

He is such a talented cricketer but creates an impression of being ordinary only because of not possessing good oratory skills. 

As a bowler, his slow left arm bowling is quiet effective and he creates lot of impact on helpful pitches.  His bowling style is restrictive type because he does not give much air to the ball.  His line and length do not allow batters to freeze arm and smash him for biggies.  He even spins the ball where no other bowler gets any purchase from the wicket.  

As a batsman, he is slotted down the order and invariably bats with lower down batsmen or bowlers.  Even while playing in English conditions where the ball swings viciously, and other batsmen are struggling to cope with swing, his approach to batting is as solid as a rock.   In such conditions, his contribution with the bat was significant to India total.  His batting technique may not be from the ‘cricketing book’ but his adjustment and leg side play is of proven quality.  

He is a very sharp fielder whether it is out-field or within 30-yard circle.  He has extra-ordinary diving skills and produce improbable catches.  His ability of stopping the ball and throwing in one action has made him a very dangerous fielder.  He sets such high benchmark in fielding which is hard to emulate. 

MS Dhoni had rightly given him the status of Sir Jadeja. 

Jadeja may not fall in the league of a Kohli or Rohit as batsman but his overall contribution to India’s cause should not be under-mined.  He has already played International cricket with distinction and does not throw away his wicket in a rush of blood, as was the case earlier. 

India needs the services of such cricketer for a long-long time to come as he is young and fit. 

In the commentary box, people like Sanjay Manjreker called him bits-and-pieces cricketer.  This is cheap commentary to distract the enthusiasm of a 3-dimensional cricketer.  His graph in terms of both batting and bowling is on the rise and eye-awakening.  There is a hint of ‘carelessness’ in his approach to the game but actually it is not the case.  He is as serious and studious as anybody else in the team. 

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4 Responses

  1. Sunil sarpal Sunil sarpal says:

    Everybody cannot be sobers. Sobers could bowl medium pace, spin the ball, bat like master. He had the gift of the garb. Jadeja cannot fall into that category. Nobody knows because one should undermine sobody future.

  2. Avatar S Raina says:

    R Jadeja’s overwhelming all-round talent reminded people of Gary Sobers, but Jadeja could not touch that level?

  3. Avatar D K Sharma says:

    Fully agree with his views on *Ravindra Jadeja*
    He is real Gem in the team in any format, & was Right hand to Dhoni.
    The 33-year-old has given his best both to Indian Cricket & IPL. His
    Net Worth at $13 million (Rupees 106 crore) speaks itself.
    Monthly Income INR 1 crore+
    As of 2022, the estimated worth of the left-handed southpaw is $13 million – INR 106 crore. He holds a Grade A contract from BCCI that guarantees him an annual salary of INR 5 crore.
    He received an amount of *INR 16 crore to play for Chennai Kings in IPL 2022*

    One of the most Agile Cool Player & Finest Match Winner All Rounder & specially if wicket helps TURN !


    • Sunil sarpal Sunil sarpal says:

      I never touched upon the subject of how much one earns in cricket. Money is enormous in cricket whether ipl or tests. My article speaks volume of jadeja,s talent. He is a gifted pro. With more efforts he could be still a better batsman and come up the order . Providing more variety like Ashwin in bowling , he could be more dangerous. Fielding is his swan song. Fit like a soldier on border. Salute to what he has achieved.

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