WATCH- “Ye toh apna ladka hai, dhyaan rakhna”- PM Modi said to MS Dhoni when first introduced to Ravindra Jadeja

Jadeja's wife Rivaba Jadeja is a member of Narendra Modi's BJP party.

Ravindra Jadeja's wife Rivaba Jadeja is a member of Narendra Modi's BJP party | InstagramIndia all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja revealed what PM Narendra Modi had told then-India captain, MS Dhoni, when the skipper had introduced the left-armer to him during a match in Ahmedabad in 2010.

Jadeja made his India debut in 2009, a year after the U19 World Cup triumph, and has become a vital part of the Men in Blue side in all three formats. Currently rehabbing from a knee surgery that made him miss the T20 World Cup 2022, Jadeja is expected to be back for the Bangladesh tour next month.

He recalled what Narendra Modi told MS Dhoni when introductions were being done before an India v South Africa match in Ahmedabad in 2010.

In a video posted by the Free Press Journal, Jadeja said, “I had first met him (Modi) in 2010 in Ahmedabad. He was the chief minister of Gujarat back then.”

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He further added, “We (India) had a match against South Africa in the Motera Stadium. Mahi bhai (MS Dhoni), who was our captain back then introduced me to him. Modi Sahab ne khud bola ki ‘bhai ye toh apna ladka hai, dhyaan rkhna (Modi Sahab said himself, ‘He’s our boy, take care of him)’. He said so with a laugh while being in a light mood.

That’s when you feel…. a person of such big stature comes to you and says this personally. Ek alag si feeling aati hai. I felt really good when he said this.”



By Jatin Sharma - 21 Nov, 2022

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