Ravindra Jadeja to travel 350 km on foot to an ancient pilgrim place in Kutch

Sportspersons are known to be religious and superstitious. The faith keeps them strong. Indian all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja is no different and he hasn’t been going through a great run. Jadeja’s form hasn’t been good off late and he was dropped from the tour of Zimbabwe and once again on Thursday, he was overlooked for the Test side that will tour Sri Lanka next month.

On July 18, the auspicious day of Ashadhi Bij Ravindra Jadeja began on a 350-km long padyatra from Jamnagar to the ancient pilgrim place of Matano Madh. It’s a pilgrim place in the arid Kutch, where the Rajput community Goddess Ashapura presides.

As reported by Mid-Day, Jadeja is accompanied by a close friend, his father Aniruddhasinh Jadeja and his father’s friends.

Jadeja’s sister Naina, told the media organisation that Jadeja and co. have been walking the distance at night to avoid fans. Also, a mini truck is following them with food and luggage, as the cricketer avoids consuming food at road-side restaurants.

A cook who has been travelling with them prepares meals for the pilgrims and there is no shortage of places for them to stay. Naina said, “There’s no dearth of Rajput families in Kutch. The moment they came to know that Ravindra, my father and others are on a pilgrimage to Matano Madh, they invited them to stay with them during their daily break. I’m told sometimes they, including Ravindra, stay and rest in the well-maintained and decorated truck itself. The vehicle is equipped with necessary facilities.”

It is reported that they are likely to reach Matano Madh in eight to 10 days.

Jadeja is extremely popular in the social media space and has mockingly been conferred the title of ‘Sir’. The fans love to troll him will surely find another reason now. A distance of 350 km on foot? Truly, there’s nothing that Jadeja can’t do.