Like any other 29 years old who has always lived a simple life, becoming successful to the extent of being able to own two luxury Audi cars, is like a dream come true. He got an Audi Q-7 worth 97 lakh rupees as a gift from his father-in-law, while he already owned a Q-3 worth 40 Lakhs (approx). He also owns a huge farm house, and horses which he rides whenever he gets time.
However, he was born in a lower middle class family in Navagam, a small place in Gujarat. His father worked as a security guard in a private company, while mother was a nurse. He also had two sisters. Because of family’s poor financial condition, the journey of becoming successful and rich, was filled with obstacles. The family faced a lot of difficulties, while he was growing up.
His mother wanted him to become a famous cricketer, while his father wanted him to join the army. He decided to fulfill mother’s dream. However in 2005, his mother passed away in an accident. This left him so much heart-broken, that he wanted to quit playing cricket forever. This was the time when his elder sister supported the family and inspired him to continue playing.
After this, he returned to the game, worked hard and got a chance to play in state (Saurashtra)’s Under-14 team in 2002. At 15 years of age, he got into state’s U-19 team, and then in 2005 he became a part of the India U-19 team, due to his brilliant performances at all levels. He played 2008 U-19 World Cup under Virat Kohli’s captaincy, and took 10 wickets in the tournament.
In February 2009, he made his debut for Team India and played his 1st One Day International (ODI). He also made his debut in Test cricket in 2012. Though dropped for the ODI series against Australia and New Zealand, he is back in team for the South African tour. The man being referred to here, is none other than Team India’s star all-rounder, cricketer Ravindra Jadeja.