WATCH: ‘Bhai ye to apna ladka hai…’, Ravindra Jadeja recalls PM Modi’s remarks for him while talking to MS Dhoni

The 33-year-old is currently not in action in the international cricket due to a knee injury.

Ravindra Jadeja

Senior Indian cricket and star all-rounder, Ravindra Jadeja was seen recalling his first meeting with the Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi. The meeting Jadeja talked about happened almost 12 years back in the year 2010. The 33-year-old went on to relive the memories when the then-skipper of team India, MS Dhoni introduced the former to Narendra Modi, the then-CM of Gujarat.

“I first met him (Modi) in 2010 in Ahmedabad. He was the chief minister of Gujarat back then,” said Jadeja in the video posted by Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha’s Twitter handle.

“We (India) had a match against South Africa in the Motera Stadium. Mahi bhai (MS Dhoni), who was our captain back then, introduced me to him. Modi Sahab ne khud bola ki ‘bhai ye toh apna ladka hai, dhyaan rakhna. (Modi Sir said himself, ‘He’s our boy, take care of him),” he added later.

“That’s when you feel…. a person of such big stature comes to you and says this personally. Ek alag si feeling aati hai. I felt really good when he said this,” Jadeja concluded.

Here’s the video:

This video of the Saurashtra-based cricketer is going viral on the internet in the aftermath of the news that his wife Rivaba is set to contest the election from Jamnagar North on BJP’s ticket. Subsequently, Jadeja also met the union home minister and veteran BJP leader Amit Shah on Monday, the 21st of October.

“So proud of all the effort and hard work which you have put in,” tweeted Jadeja to congratulate his wife after the latter got a ticket from BJP for Gujarat Assembly elections 2023.

“My best wishes to you, may you continue to work for the development of the society,” Jadeja, who missed out on the ongoing T20 World Cup in Australia due to a knee injury, wrote for his wife. “I also wish to thank our honorable PM Shri Narendra Modi Ji and Shri Amit Shah Ji for believing in her abilities and giving her the opportunity to do noble work,” he added later.

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