Saurashtra Cricket Association (SCA), on Sunday, grieved the demise of Rajendrasinh Jadeja, one of the greatest players to emerge out of the region. Rajendrasinh Jadeja passed away on Sunday morning after a long and hard battle with COVID-19 and was 66 years old. He played between 1974-75 to 1986-87, giving remarkable performances.
Rajendrasinh Jadeja, a medium-pace all-rounder, featured in 50 first-class games, taking 134 scalps in those, while 14 in 11 List A fixtures. In addition, he served as the BCCI match referee in 53 first-class games, 18 List A, and 34 T20 matches. Along with that, Jadeja worked as a selector, coach and team manager for the Saurashtra Cricket Association (SCA) and is said to have outstanding knowledge about the sport.
Saurashtra Cricket Association (SCA) issued a statement, saying that they are deeply saddened to learn the demise of Rajendrasinhji Jadeja as he was a gifted cricketer and went too soon after battling COVID-19.
“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,” SCA said in a statement.
I am fortunate to play many matches having Rajendrasinh Jadeja as our head coach: SCA President
SCA President Jaydev Shah underlined that it’s a monumental loss to world cricket as Rajendrasinh Jadeja was one of the finest men he met and he feels fortunate to play several games with him as their head coach, manager, and mentor.
“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 conceded as quoted by The Outlook.