Jadeja, a medium-pacer who may bat properly, performed 50 first-class matches, through which he took 134 wickets, in addition to scoring 1536 runs, between the 1974-75 and 1986-87 seasons. He additionally performed 11 Listing A matches, through which he took 14 wickets. Put up his retirement, he turned a BCCI match referee, and officiated in 53 first-class, 18 Listing A and 34 T20 matches.
Jadeja had a big Mumbai connection as like many high gamers of that period, he moved to play for the home giants later. He performed for Nirlon within the Occasions Defend. “We had been pricey pals. He has performed with me since faculty days. He was the captain of the Siddharth and Poddar school groups. He was part of our crew after I led the Indian Varsities crew towards MCC in 1977. He was a tremendous all-rounder. He may generate tempo and bounce even on sluggish wickets. He was a match referee on the home circuit for a very long time, so we used to satisfy very often and he used to be in contact with me, however we misplaced contact within the final couple of years. He performed many occasions below me, for Mumbai and for West Zone. He was unfortunate to not have performed for India,” former India skipper Dilip Vengsarkar advised TOI.
Expressing its condolences, Saurashtra Cricket Association (SCA) mentioned in a launch,: “Everybody on the SCA is deeply saddened because of the premature demise of Rajendrasinh Jadeja, one of the exceptional yesteryears cricketers of Saurashtra. He left for the heavenly abode at this time early morning after combating a troublesome battle towards Covid-19. He gave many excellent performances in his profession. He was not solely a wonderful cricketer, but in addition one of many most interesting coaches and match referees. He additionally served as a selector, coach and crew supervisor on the SCA. His in-depth data of cricket and fervour for the sport had been certainly exceptional.”
Former BCCI and SCVA secretary Niranjan Shah mentioned: “Rajendrasinh Jadeja was a person with high quality, type, ethics and nice cricketing capabilities. His dedication and contribution to cricket shall be remembered endlessly.”
SCA president Jaydev Shah mentioned: “it’s an immense loss to the world of cricket. Rajendra Sir was one of many most interesting males that I’ve met. I used to be lucky to play many matches when he was our head coach, supervisor and mentor.”