16th May 2021
Everyone at Saurashtra Cricket Association deeply saddened on very sad and untimely demise of Rajendrasinh Jadeja, one of the most remarkable yesteryear’s Cricketer of Saurashtra. He left for heavenly abode today early morning fighting hard battle against Covid-19. He was 66 years old.
Rajendrasinhji was one the finest Right Arm Medium Pacer and remarkable allrounder. He played between 1974-75 to 1986-87 giving many outstanding performances. He played 50 First Class Matches and 11 List A matches, taking 134 wickets in first class matches and 14 in List A. He had scored 1536 runs in first class matches and 104 in List A.
Not only outstanding cricketer, he was one of the finest coach and match referee. He served as BCCI’s official Referee in 53 First Class matches, 18 List A matches and 34 T20 matches. He also served as selector, coach and team manager of Saurashtra Cricket Association. His in-depth knowledge of Cricket and passion for the game were indeed very remarkable.
Niranjan Shah, former Hon. Secretary of BCCI & SCA conveyed heartfelt sympathies and expressed, “Rajendrasinh Jadeja was the man with quality, style, ethics and great cricketing capabilities. His dedication and contribution to Cricket shall be remembered forever ”
President of Saurashtra Cricket Association Jaydev Shah expressed, “it is immense loss to the world of Cricket. Rajendra Sir was one of the finest man I have met. I am fortunate to play many matches having him as our head coach, manager and Mentor.”
Everyone in Saurashtra Cricket Association conveys heartfelt condolences to family members on sad demise of Late Rajendrasinh Jadeja and pray Almighty to grant eternal peace to his noble soul.