Ajay Jadeja, a protégé of Haryana senior Kapil Dev and a descendant of Ranji and Duleep, was a mercurial cricketer. He was a regular member of the Indian cricket team between 1992 and 2000.
A fantastic strokeplayer who could be unstoppable in ODIs, he was also a rather useful medium-pacer and one of the best ever fielders produced by the country. Added to it was the rakishly infectious smile he wore through every moment that he was out there.
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Some Lesser Known Facts About Ajay Jadeja
- Does Ajay Jadeja smoke?: No
- Does Ajay Jadeja drink alcohol?: Yes
- Ranji Trophy and Duleep Trophy are named after his relatives, K. S. Ranjitsinhji and K. S. Duleepsinhji respectively.
- During his tenure in the Indian Cricket Team, he was considered as one of the best fielders of his time.
- His most memorable match was when he blasted 45 runs off 25 balls in a very crucial quarter final match against Pakistan during the 1996 Cricket World Cup.
- Once, he took 3 wickets for 3 runs in a single over against England in a match at the Sharjah.
- He has captained India in 13 ODI matches.
- In 2003, he acted in a movie, “Khel” and in 2009; he appeared in another movie, “Pal Pal Dil Ke Saath”.
- During the 2003 ICC Cricket World Cup, Jadeja worked for Zee News as a cricket anchor. Later, he also worked with NDTV India and NDTV 24*7 as a cricket analyst.
- In the first season of a celebrity dance show, “Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa”, he participated as a contestant.
- In the film, “Kai Po Che”, Jadeja did a cameo as himself.
- He was appointed as the coach of Delhi Cricket Team in the year 2015.