Home > Features >

‘Sir’ Ravindra Jadeja: The Rajnikanth of the cricketing world is now an internet phenomenon

'Sir' Ravindra Jadeja: The Rajnikanth of the cricketing world is now an internet phenomenon

Ravindra Jadeja has now become the Rajnikanth of the cricketing world, at least in terms of the jokes going around © Getty Images

By Dhananjay Devasper

Ravindra Jadeja is certainly unique in the cricketing world. For someone who was purchased by the Chennai Super Kings at an astronomical $ 2 million, he has flattered to deceive on most occasions. For someone whose hairstyles garnered more attention than the runs he scored or the wickets he took till not long back, he certainly has come a long way — at least in the publicity stakes, as far as the Indian team is concerned. All one has to do is type in “Sir” on Google and among the suggested options that comes up immediately is “Sir Ravindra Jadeja“. And you can bet your last dollar that this in being trolled on Facebook and other Social Media sites as we speak.

'Sir' Ravindra Jadeja: The Rajnikanth of the cricketing world is now an internet phenomenon

The moniker “Sir” came into being after he notched up three triple centuries in Ranji Trophy a span of 13 months. He was picked in the side as a batsman who could bowl a bit. Against Australia he proved to be most effective with the ball, getting Michael Clarke out with alarming regularity. His hairstyle earned him the title of “Rockstar” and he seems to be enjoying every bit of attention coming his way. In today’s age publicity is always welcome and being in the news an art form in itself.

And then came the tweets that sealed it all. Captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni joined the social media bandwagon having a laugh at Jadeja’s expense by posting humorous tweets about his Chennai Super Kings and India all-rounder. Suresh Raina discovered he could tweet and not blame his nephew, and Ravichandran Ashwin decided to spin a tweet of a different kind.

The news media picked it up. They had found a new “Rockstar” which would generate more pageviews. Soon enough, everyone was tweeting about ‘Sir’ Ravindra Jadeja. Overnight he had become an internet phenomenon of sorts. To add to the mix, he even fashioned an improbable victory against the Royal Challengers after getting caught off a no-ball. This only added to the kind of jokes reserved only for the legendary Tamil film superstar Rajnikanth.

Needless to say Ravindra Jadeja has now become the Rajnikanth of the cricketing world, at least in terms of the jokes going around. As is the norm today, anything that keeps you in the news is welcome and marketable. The social media aficionados share their Jadeja jokes and raise laughter, but guess who is laughing the loudest? Ravindra Jadeja himself! Thanks to the hyperactivity about him on the internet, he has risen as a true phenomenon. And cashing on his marketability, the young man is laughing all the way to the bank!

Stay tuned…

(Dhananjay Devasper is an “IT guy” by profession and a sports fanatic at heart. He has an unbridled passion for sports and Indian achievements in sport. Extremely opinionated, he attempts offering perspectives around sports which are simple to understand and easy to relate with)

West Indies in South Africa, 2014-15

Dec 26, 2014 (14:00 IST)   at Port Elizabeth

Sri Lanka tour of New Zealand, 2014-15

Dec 26, 2014 (03:30 IST)   at Christchurch

India tour of Australia, 2014-15

Dec 26, 2014 (05:00 IST)   at Melbourne

West Indies in South Africa, 2014-15

Jan 2, 2015 (14:00 IST)   at Cape Town

Sri Lanka tour of New Zealand, 2014-15

Jan 3, 2015 (03:30 IST)   at Wellington

More

Pakistan vs New Zealand in UAE, 2014

Dec 19, 2014  at Abu Dhabi

New Zealand won by 68 runs

India tour of Australia, 2014-15

Dec 17, 2014  at Woolloongabba, Brisbane

Australia won by 4 wkts

Pakistan vs New Zealand in UAE, 2014

Dec 17, 2014  at Abu Dhabi

New Zealand won by 7 runs

West Indies in South Africa, 2014-15

Dec 17, 2014  at Centurion

South Africa won by an innings and 220 runs

England tour of Sri Lanka, 2014

Dec 16, 2014  at Colombo

Sri Lanka won by 87 runs

Photos

India vs Australia, 2nd Test at Brisbane

Videos

Ind vs Aus: Dhoni analyses the 4-wicket loss at Brisbane

Shahid Afridi, please do not take the innocence away from cricket

Murali Vijay’s 144 among most runs scored by an Indian on Day 1 of overseas Test

India’s collapse against Australia on 2nd Test at Brisbane: Did the visitors really bat badly on Day 4?

India vs Australia 2014-15, Brisbane: India marks out of 10

India vs Australia, 2nd Test at Brisbane: India’s tail tales

Australia India Interviews Moments in history Ricky Ponting

Alastair Cook says he would take time to overcome disappointment following World Cup sacking

India vs Australia 2014-15: Shane Watson must contribute with bat to justify he is an all-rounder, believes Darren Lehmann

India vs Australia 2014-15: Brad Haddin should score more runs, believes Darren Lehamnn

Matthew Hayden: It’s ludicrous Kevin Pietersen is not in the England squad

Ranji Trophy 2014-15: Karnataka lose seven on Day 1 against Railways

Surrey throw away wickets to win against Nottinghamshire

Pakistan Under-19 captain Saud Shakeel ticks all the right boxes

Shahid Afridi, please do not take the innocence away from cricket

India vs Australia 2014: Visitors would do well to back aggression up with performances

South Africa vs Pakistan 2014-15: Is Jason Holder a captain or a stooge?

Fan of the Day

Niharika Shah

Niharika Shah

683 Posts | 6 Fans

Mitchell Johnson's 37 wickets against England in Ashes 2013-14

प्रसिद्ध कथक नृत्यांगना सितारा देवी नहीं रही

More broadband connections to boost GDP growth in Asia Pacific: GSMA

India is becoming our largest overseas market, Xiaomi CEO Lei Jun says

Bigg Boss 8: Ali Quli Mirza, Renee Dhyani, Upen Patel, Praneet Bhatt, Sonali Raut – who should be evicted this week?

Revealed: The reason why Kishore Kumar’s biopic starring Ranbir Kapoor won’t feature Katrina Kaif!

अभिनेत्री प्रियंका चोपड़ा ने स्वच्छ भारत अभियान में हिस्सा लिया

Also on cricketcountry.com

Play Fantasy Cricket & Win

Cash Daily! Click here