Kedar Jadhav Biography – An attacking middle-order batsman, Kedar Jadhav’s tedious efforts successfully made him grab a spot in the packed Indian team. Jadhav’s natural game has been flourished with raw talent and unorthodox techniques. While riding on to a glorious career, his career was haunted with an unprecedented break in his jollying career.
Kedar Jadhav is a specialist limited-overs batsman who represented the Indian national cricket team in the ODI and T-20 format. Jadhav is a Right-Handed batting all-rounder who bowls off-break and occasionally keeps the wicket. He has played for several IPL franchises and has been a key part of Maharashtra’s domestic team.
Kedar Jadhav Biography – Cricketing Career & Personal Life
Kedar Jadhav was born on 26th March 1985 at Pune district in Maharashtra. Jadhav belonged to a middle-class family that originally hailed from Madha town in Solapur district. Jadhav’s father Mahadev was a clerk in Maharashtra’s Electricity Board Department and retired in 2003. He lives in Pune’s western region of Kothrud.
Jadhav was fond of cricket right from his childhood days. He started to play tennis ball cricket in his locality and nurtured his unorthodox skills. Jadhav was the youngest amongst his four siblings and had the least interest in cricket and as a result, he dropped education from the ninth standard and became a full-time cricketer.
- Kedar Jadhav Age: 36 Years
- Kedar Jadhav Height: 5’5”
- Kedar Jadhav Weight: 65 kg
- Alma Mater: Kendriya Vidyalaya, Pune
- Kedar Jadhav’s Coach: Surendra Bhave
Kedar Jadhav Early Days
Kedar Jadhav started to play tennis ball cricket for Rainbow Cricket Club at Paramhans Nagar in Pune. His cricket club won a prestigious cricket tournament in Pune and his innings in the final were highly praised. However, his father soon made him realize that tennis ball cricket would take him nowhere in his life and he soon started professional cricket coaching at 15.
Kedar Jadhav tried to impersonate the orthodox cricket techniques from his unconventional technique of power hitting. His transition bought him glory as he was soon inducted into Maharashtra’s U-19 cricket team in 2004. After warming the bench for over a year, Jadhav made his maiden appearance against Kerala where he went on to score a massive knock of 195 runs.
Kedar Jadhav Domestic Career
Kedar Jadhav’s heroics at the U-19 circuit helped him to earn a call for the national team. However, he was not picked in the side for a brief period. He struggled to become a regular player on Maharashtra’s side as he was constantly honed with inconsistency. Jadhav had made his debut for Maharashtra at the Ranji Trophy in 2007.
Jadhav remained a low-key performer in his debut season and was widely used as a lower-middle-order batsman. His teammate Ambati Rayudu has promoted up the order as he remained inconsistent to score at the top. However, Kedar turned his fortunes at the 2012-13 season of Ranji Trophy where he scored his first triple century.
Kedar Jadhav scored a knock of 327 runs against Uttar Pradesh which cemented his spot in Maharashtra’s team. In the following season of Ranji Trophy, Jadhav scored 1233 runs with six centuries as he ended up the highest run-scorer in the 2013-14 season. This subsequently led to his selection in West Zone and India’s A team.
Jadhav then performed for his team at the Vijay Hazare and Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy. He was appointed as the captain for Maharashtra’s limited-overs side in 2017. Being a consistent run-getter for his domestic team, Kedar Jadhav has featured in 74 first-class matches for Maharashtra and scored 4945 runs at an average of 46.21 including thirteen centuries.
Kedar Jadhav International Career
Kedar Jadhav’s impressive domestic performance in the 2013-14 season had ensured that the BCCI will be closely monitoring his selection in the national team. He was called for the Bangladesh ODI series in 2014 but didn’t feature in the XI. Jadhav took time to settle with the Men in Blue and finally found the way for his debut in 2016.
Kedar Jadhav made his ODI debut against Sri Lanka in 2016. His brief knock of 20 runs was shattered by a brilliant stumping. Following his quick cameos in the ODI format, Jadhav was promoted up and down the order. Finally, after batting at No. 6, Jadhav was successful in scoring his first century and scored a valuable knock of 105 runs against Sri Lanka in the same series.
His mind-blowing century ensured that he is part of India’s team for the upcoming series against England. In the first match of the series at his home ground in Pune, Jadhav set a record 200-run partnership with Virat Kohli to encounter a historical 330 run chase. Jadhav went on to score 120 runs off 76 balls after India’s top order collapsed for 63-4.
ICC Champions Trophy, 2017
Kedar Jadhav solidified his No. 6 position in the Indian ODI team that helped him to get a spot in India’s squad for the 2017 Champions Trophy. Jadhav had a fine tournament as India emerged as the runners up and Jadhav was awarded the Man of the Tournament for his 235 runs and 5 wickets in the prestigious championship.
Jadhav had a brief struggle after the Champions Trophy as he was injured and didn’t feature in the Indian team for the entire 2018 season. He was soon called back after recovery for the Australian series. Jadhav accredited the Indian team management and National Cricket Academy for his revival and recovery.
ICC World Cup, 2019
After a mesmerizing Australian series, Jadhav retained his No. 6 spot for the ICC World Cup 2019. He contributed immensely but was in and out in presence of Ravindra Jadeja and Vijay Shankar. Jadhav wasn’t able to convert his knocks but had a fruitful campaign as India lost the semifinals. Since then, Jadhav has failed to find himself in the national team.
Kedar Jadhav IPL Career
Kedar Jadhav was initially drafted to be a part of the Royal Challengers Bangalore franchise but was picked by the Delhi Daredevils at the 2015 auctions. He had a good time with Delhi as he scored a valuable fifty against Bangalore in the initial phase of the season. His form slipped as he wasn’t retained and picked by Kochi Tuskers Kerala in 2016.
His clumpy form resulted in his dropping after the sixth match. Virat Kohli’s RCB showed faith in him and picked him for the 2017 season, which was so far the best one for him. Jadhav scored 223 runs but was not retained in a fascinating RCB batting lineup. He was later picked by Chennai Super Kings in 2018 but was injured and had an average season in 2019. Sunrisers Hyderabad picked Jadhav at the latest auctions in 2021.
Kedar Jadhav Wife
Kedar Jadhav married his longtime girlfriend Snehal Jadhav at a private ceremony in Pune on 25th January 2011. Snehal is also a professional women’s cricketer who played for the West Zone, Maharashtra, Orissa, and Hyderabad teams. The two share a beautiful bond and welcomed their first daughter in 2015.
Kedar Jadhav Net Worth
The estimated net worth of Kedar Jadhav is Rs. 25 crores. The Punekar has earned a significant part of his income through his professional career for India and IPL franchises. Jadhav signed a contract worth rupees two crores with Chennai Super Kings and Sunrisers Hyderabad. He also earns through various brand endorsements.
Jadhav owns a luxurious flat at a lucrative high-class Palladium Society in the Kothrud region of Pune. His collection of wheels include a BMW 530-d and a couple of bikes.
Kedar Jadhav: IPL 2020 Controversy
Kedar Jadhav faced severe backlash after an innings with a low strike rate at an IPL 2020 match against Kolkata Knight Riders. Chasing a total of 167, Chennai was in a commanding position to win as Jadhav was sent before Dhoni in a ball-to-run scenario. However, he failed to cultivate an opportunity to win as he scored just 7 runs of 12 balls as KKR won by 10 runs
Kedar Jadhav Records
- Jadhav holds the record of scoring the fastest century before the fifth ODI inning of his career.
- Kedar’s 327 run knock against Uttar Pradesh is the fifth-highest score by any Indian batsman in the Ranji trophy and the second-highest individual score by any Maharashtra batsman.
- Jadhav recorded the fastest century at the Pune Stadium.
- His tally of 1223 runs at the 2013-14 Ranji Trophy is the fourth-highest score in the tournament.
Kedar Jadhav Awards & Achievements
- Man of the Tournament – Champions Trophy 2017
- Maharashtra Bhushan 2019
- Madhavrao Scindia Award 2014
Kedar Jadhav Facts
- Kedar Jadhav is a proper Maharashtra Maratha family man.
- Jadhav is fond of Bollywood and likes Salman Khan.
- His favorite cricketer is Sachin Tendulkar.
- In a quadrangular series against Australia, Jadhav scored 73 runs off 78 balls with a broken twist. It is considered to be the turning point of his career.