about Ajay Jadeja about Ajay Jadeja about Ajay Jadeja
 
Family
Dad's Name
: Daulatsinghji P Jadeja
Brother's Name :
Ajitsinghji Jadeja



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Heritage

Ajay belongs to the Royal family of Nawabnagar in Gujurat now known as Jamnagar. Ajay is a descendent of Duleep Singh and Ranjith Singh after whom the Ranjhi Trophy is named. Royalty runs in his blood in the form of passion for cricket. His royal background comes from his father side ,while his mother is a Malyalee from Allepey District in Kerala. Ajay's father Mr. Daulatsinghji P Jadeja was a congress MP from Jamnagar.

 

His first step towards cricket

Ajay was four when he started accompanying his father to the National Stadium in Delhi. While his father played cricket, he used to fool around in the tunnels, but soon he started taking the game seriously. From 7th standard Ajay played cricket everyday from 2in the noon to 6 in the evening. Ajay played for Haryana at the State level. He got his first call to the National Team just after his 12th. His first tour with the Indian Team was to Sharjah in 1990, but his first opportunity to play came from his tour to Australia in 1992.  

Limelight
It was Ajay's scintillating batting performance in the 1996 World Cup against Pakistan which gained him instant recognition world over. 

As a Person

Ajay loves to cook and experiments a lot when he goes to foreign countries. He loves to travel. Another pass time of his is sleeping. He also loves playing golf. Ajay has a passion for sunglasses as one can see in a cricket match. He never repeats his shades after a month. He is a frequent visitor to parties as he can not stay in a hotel room for long after the match. Ajay is friendly, jovial, good thinking cricketer with a healthy temperament and a wonderful ability to live with disappointment. He can laugh and crack jokes in the most tense situations. He can communicate in Gujarati, Hindi, Malyalam, Punjabi, and bits of Tamil, Bengali, Kannada which makes him popular amongst the other cricketers.

Romantic side of Jadeja

Romance to Ajay is Flowers, Candle light Dinners, Sunsets.......According to him there isn't any point on being halfway romantic, one has to go all the way. Love is all about giving not taking. Ajay has a lot of girlfriends but he still claims that he has not found the SPECIAL ONE yet. Ajay would like his woman to be tall but not taller than him. He stands at 5'10. 

Favourites of Ajay
Cricket Field : India- Bangalore, Abroad-Cape Town
Music :
Reggae
Actor : Sharukh Khan
Actresses : All of them
Cricket Heroes : Kapil Dev
, Sachin Tendulkar
Drink : Bacardi, Coke
Food : Homemade
Hangout Place : Ghungroo- Delhi, Ghetto-Mumbai
Resides at :
Greater Kailash, New Delhi

Views on Cricket
As per Ajay cricket is a mental game and he always has a mental conversation with himself before any match. Ajay's constant cheering and talking on the field is something we all know ,but as per Ajay it helps him to maintain his concentration at critical moments.

Achievements
Ajay Jadeja is the 14th player to become the Indian Cricket team Captain.
He has won 7 Man of the Match awards.
Ajay has scored twenty one  50's and four 100's in his One Day International Career.

Jadeja's Dream Team
 
 1.
Sanath Jayasuriya
 2.Sachin Tendulkar
 3.Brian Lara
 4.Mark Waugh
 5.Md. Azharuddin
 6.Moin Khan
 7.Shane Warne
 8.Saqlain Mushtaq
 9.Wasim Akram
10.Waqar Younis
11.Curtly Ambrose
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