Rajendrasinh Jadeja
Former Saurashtra cricketer and BCCI referee Rajendrasinh Jadeja on Sunday passed away at the age of 66 after fighting a battle against novel coronavirus.

Former Saurashtra cricketer and BCCI referee Rajendrasinh Jadeja on Sunday passed away at the age of 66 after fighting a battle against novel coronavirus.

He was one the finest pacers and a remarkable all-rounder who played 50 first-class matches and 11 List A games, picking up 134 and 14 wickets respectively.

With the bat, Rajendrasinh smashed 1,536 runs in first-class matches and 104 runs in List A cricket. He served as the BCCI’s official referee in 53 FC matches, 18 List A games and 34 T20s.

Not only this, Rajendrasinh also worked as a selector, coach and team manager for the Saurashtra Cricket Association (SCA) and had an outstanding knowledge about the game.

After Rajendrasinh’s demise, SCA conveyed sympathies and stated, “Everyone at SCA are deeply saddened on the untimely demise of Rajendrasinh Jadeja, one of the most remarkable yesteryear cricketers of Saurashtra. He left for heavenly abode today early morning fighting a hard battle against COVID-19.”

Former secretary of BCCI and SCA, Niranjan Shah also mourned the untimely demise of Rajendrasinh.

“Rajendrasinh Jadeja was the man with quality, style, ethics, and great cricketing capabilities. His dedication and contribution to cricket shall be remembered forever.” said Niranjan.

SCA president Jaydev Shah too offered his condolence and admitted that he feels fortunate to play several games with Rajendrasinh Jadeja.

“It is an immense loss to the world of cricket. Rajendra sir was one of the finest men I have met. I am fortunate to play many matches having him as our head coach, manager and mentor,” Shah was quoted as saying by The Outlook.

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