Ravindra Jadeja responds to father’s allegations, calls it an attempt to tarnish wife Rivaba’s image | Cricket News


NEW DELHI: Team India all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja on Friday criticised an interview of his father, Anirudhsinh Jadeja, in a Gujarati daily – slamming it as “scripted”, “nonsense” and an attempt to show his wife, Rivaba, in bad light.
“Let’s ignore what’s said in scripted interviews,” wrote Jadeja in the caption along with an image, which had his response written in Gujarati, he posted on microblogging website ‘X’.
In the interview, Jadeja’s father accused his son of not being in touch with the family, while also accusing Rivaba for creating a rift.
“Right after their marriage, there was a dispute regarding the ownership of Ravindra’s restaurant. She (Rivaba) told him to transfer the ownership of the restaurant to her name. They even had a major fight because of that,” the father alleged.

The interview also quotes Jadeja’s father saying that he lives alone and is dependent on the Rs 20,000 pension of his wife.
In his response (translated from Gujarati), Jadeja said: “All the things said in the nonsense interview are meaningless and untrue. It is a one-sided story and I completely deny the allegations. The attempts made to tarnish the image of my wife are truly wrong and unbecoming. I also have a lot to say but won’t do it publicly.”
Jadeja’s father also alleged that he hasn’t kept cordial relations even with his sister.
“I don’t call Ravindra, and I don’t need him. He is not my father, I am his father. He is the one who is supposed to call me. All of this makes me cry. His sister also weeps on Rakshabandhan,” said the father.
After missing the second Test because of an injury, Jadeja is likely to return to India squad for the remainder of the ongoing Test series against England.
The selectors are yet to announce the squad for the last three Tests and they will do that after getting clarity over Jadeja’s fitness. The all-rounder will need to pass the fitness test conducted at the National Cricket Academy (NCA) in Bengaluru.




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