Ravindra Jadeja, a well-known face in India’s international cricket, yet again showed his good work at the ground by bagging ten wickets from three matches in the recently concluded test series against Sri Lanka. In his cricket career so far, the all-rounder has played 34 Tests, 136 ODIs and 40 T20Is for India.
Recently, the player was left disappointed when a fan called him “Ajay” after playing almost nine years of international cricket.
Ajay Jadeja is another Indian cricketer who had played for India between 1992 and 2000, that is almost nine years before Ravindra Jadeja appeared in India’s international circuit. Ajay Jadeja was quite a popular player of his time but all his achievements got overshadowed when a 5-year long ban was imposed on him for match fixing.
After being called Ajay, Ravindra Jadeja was so irked that he took to Twitter to express his annoyance. But while Ravindra Jadeja expressed his feelings on Twitter over the person who mistook his first name for another cricketer, he did not stop at simply mentioning the incident. The player referred to the fan as “Stupid” and “Gavaar” in the hashtags. Have a look at his tweet below:
— Ravindrasinh jadeja (@imjadeja) December 8, 2017
The good folks of Twitter stood divided in their opinion on Jadeja’s tweet. But only a few felt that after having played for the national cricket team for about 9 years now, he deserves this much recognition that people don’t at least get his name wrong. Here are some tweets in Ravindra Jadeja’s support:
Hukam .. we are #rajput and our heart always big . We were left our whole land nd lyf to serve country
— बजरंगसिह_राठौड़ 🚩🚩 (@baju_mahecha) December 8, 2017
Areey aapko kaun nai pehchaanta sir, banda mazak karra hoga!
— Ankie shekhawat (@Ankieshekhawat) December 8, 2017
Hashtags on point😂😜👌
— Abhay Chaudhary (@ImAbhay3) December 8, 2017
But most other people replying to his tweet felt the contrary. They held that the cricketer shouldn’t have referred to a fan as “Stupid” and “Gavaar” since this is far from decency of a national player. Have a look at some tweets expressing fury over Ravindra Jadeja’s tweet:
Its not #Stupidity of that person. In fact, it means you didn’t perform or outshine on that level, which would force people to remember your First name. I am not sure, but that person must have confused you with the legend Mr. #AjayJadeja. #NotGavaar #DonotBeOverSmart
— Vini (@v8smith8) December 8, 2017
These new guys think they play for India so they are doing a favour on our nation. U r getting millions for playing so don’t think u r doing any favour. I only respect our soldiers becoz they don’t get paid like u lot and they sacrifice their lives for our nation #trueheroes
— Ankur (@ankurmittal009) December 8, 2017
सचिन धोनी से सीखिए कैसे सफलता पचाई जाती है।गंवार कहने से उस इंसान की अहमियत मत भूलिए जिसने वाह वाह की।अजय जडेजा से तुलना आपका सौभाग्य है।
— Thakur Shaktilochan. (@Ershaktilochan) December 8, 2017
Waah ye hai india ke players jo fan ko gawar kahte hai.bolte v kyo nahi cricket khelne se akal thore na aati hai .gavaar wo nahi tum ho
— Navlesh Singh (@NavleshSingh7) December 8, 2017
— CHINMOI GOGOI (@ChinmoiGogoi) December 8, 2017
— Riya (@JokesDostiEtc) December 8, 2017
I don’t remember him playing for 9 yrs , I can only trace him since 2013 , so just 4-5 years of INTERNATIONAL cricket . Look at his attitude .😕 #gavaar
— ROSHAN PUND (@PundRoshan) December 8, 2017
Nobody knows u bro bcz u did nothing special in your career.. Faaaltu
— KhurramShehzad (@Khurram323) December 8, 2017
Try to respect your fans ,he might not have said this intentionally.
totally shows your arrogance. Remember Too much attitude can cause downfall of your cricketing career
— Tikam Rajpurohit (@RajpurohitTikam) December 8, 2017
How arrogant you are ! Be grateful atleast…he praised you.
— Chaula Pathak (@ChaulaPathak) December 8, 2017
It is true that sportsmen in India face such situations when people fail to recognize them despite the players being popular figures. And that happening with a Indian international cricketer is even more disheartening since cricket is seen as the most popular game in the country. Share your thoughts with us in the comments section!