Ravindra Jadeja Denies Allegations, Says Attempts Being Made to Tarnish His Wife's Image

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Jadeja is currently recovering from his hamstring injury and is at the National Cricket Academy

Vishal Singh Feb. 9, 2024

In a recent interview with a Gujarati daily, India all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja angrily refuted the accusations made by his father, Anirudhsinh Jadeja. Ravindra referred to the interview as "scripted" and "nonsense," claiming that it was an attempt to "tarnish" the reputation of his wife Rivaba. On his X (previously known as Twitter) account, Jadeja captioned in Gujarati that said, "Let's ignore what's said in scripted interviews."

All the things said in the nonsense interview are meaningless and untrue. It is a one-sided story and I completely deny the allegations. The attempts made to tarnish the image of my wife are truly reprehensible and unbecoming. I, too, have a lot to say but won't do it publicly
~Ravindra, who completed 15 years in international cricket on Friday, said.

Interview with his father -

Anirudhsinh stated in an interview with Divya Bhaskar that he is living a modest life apart from his son's renowned world. Anirudhsinh claimed that although he resides in Jamnagar, where his son Ravindra owns a farmhouse, he lives in a 2BHK flat.

I have some land in my village. I manage my expenses from the ₹20,000 pension of my wife. I live alone in a 2BHK flat. I have a house-help who cooks for me. I am living my life on my terms. Even in my 2BHK flat, there is still a separate room for Ravindra.
The elder Jadeja also stated that Jadeja does not keep friendly contact with him and his sister. "Ravindra is not needed, and I don't call him. I am his father; he is not mine. It's supposed to be him who calls me. It all brings tears to my eyes. He continued, "His sister likewise weeps on Rakshabandhan."

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We have worked very hard to make Ravindra a cricketer. I used to carry 20-litre milk cans on my shoulder to earn money. I have even worked as a watchman. We come from a humble background. His sister has done even more than me. She took care of him as a mother. However, he hasn't kept any relations with his sister either.
Anirudh Singh accused Ravindra's wife Rivaba of creating differences in the family. "Right after their marriage, there was a dispute regarding the ownership of Ravindra's restaurant. She (Rivaba) told him to transfer the ownership of the restaurant to her name. They even had a major fight because of that. His sister thought that he would manage things from now on, and agreed to sign." he said.

Jadeja likely to return to India Test squad -

Due to a hamstring injury, Ravindra Jadeja, who amassed 86 runs in the first innings of the first Test match against England in Hyderabad, was unable to play in the second match at Visakhapatnam. In the second inning, he injured himself trying to hit a single, which also led to his dismissal.

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The all-rounder is said to have fully recovered and is presently at the NCA in Bengaluru. He's probably going to be in India's playing eleven for the final three Test matches against England.

After losing the series opener, India made a strong comeback to level the five-match series. The third Test will begin in Rajkot on February 15.