Age: 48 Years
Wife: Aditi Jaitley
Hometown: Jamnagar, Gujarat
|Profession||Former Indian Cricketer|
|Physical Stats & More|
|Height (approx.)||in centimeters- 178 cm
in meters- 1.78 m
in Feet Inches- 5’ 10”
|Weight (approx.)||in Kilograms- 72 kg
in Pounds- 159 lbs
|Body Measurements (approx.)||- Chest: 40 Inches
- Waist: 36 Inches
- Biceps: 14 Inches
|International Debut||Test- 13 November 1992 vs South Africa at Durban
ODI- 28 February 1992 vs Sri Lanka at Mackay
|International Retirement||Test- 24 February 2000 vs South Africa at Mumbai
ODI- 3 June 2000 vs Pakistan at Dhaka
|Coach/Mentor||Mr. Gurcharan Singh, Kapil Dev|
|Domestic/State Team||Delhi, Haryana, Jammu & Kashmir, Rajasthan Cricket Association President's XI|
|Nature on field||Aggressive
|Likes to play against||Pakistan
|Favourite Shot/ball||Pull and Hook|
|Records (main ones)||• For the 4th and 5th wicket, Jadeja along-with Mohammed Azharuddin, holds the record for the highest ODI partnership.|
|Career Turning Point||When he knocked 45 runs off 25 balls in the 1996 Cricket World Cup against Pakistan.|
|Date of Birth||1 February 1971|
|Age (as in 2019)||48 Years|
|Birth Place||Jamnagar, Gujarat, India|
|Zodiac sign/Sun sign||Aquarius|
|Hometown||Jamnagar, Gujarat, India|
|School||Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, New Delhi,
Sardar Patel Vidyalaya, New Delhi
|Educational Qualifications||Not Known|
|Family||Father- Daulatsinh Jadeja
Mother- Gyanba Jadeja (a Malayalee from the Allepey district of Kerala)
|Hobbies||Learning different languages, Playing Golf, Dancing|
|Controversies||• He was banned for five years to play any format of official cricket for match-fixing allegations.|
|Favourite Ground||Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore|
|Favourite Cricketer||Kapil Dev|
|Girls, Family & More|
|Affair/Girlfriend||Madhuri Dixit (Actress) Daily Hunt
|Wife/Spouse||Aditi Jaitley - Daughter of the former Samata Part President Jaya Jaitly (married 2000)
Some Lesser Known Facts About Ajay Jadeja
- Does Ajay Jadeja smoke?: No
- Does Ajay Jadeja drink alcohol?: Yes (Left drinking in the year 2000)
- 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.
- On 2 October 2023, Ajay was appointed as the mentor of Afghanistan’s men’s team for the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023 by the Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB). The Hindu