Ravindra Jadeja's father, Anirudhsinh, made remarks regarding his relationship with his son post his marriage to BJP MLA Rivaba.
Indian cricketer Ravindra Jadeja has recently found himself in the spotlight for several reasons. Following his participation in the 1st Test against England, he sustained an injury that forced him to sit out of the 2nd Test. However, adding to his woes was a controversy that arose when his father, Anirudhsinh, made remarks regarding his relationship with his son post his marriage to BJP MLA Rivaba.
While Jadeja alleged that the interview was 'scripted', it was his wife, Rivaba, who was recently questioned about the matter and she was seen getting angry over the accusations.
Anirudhsinh claimed that Rivaba was responsible for creating issues within the family, stating that Ravindra Jadeja had ceased communication with him and his sister after his marriage. He also revealed that he resides alone in a modest 2BHK flat in the same city as the Indian cricket all-rounder, managing his expenses solely from his late wife's ₹20,000 pension.
Furthermore, Anirudhsinh also implied that Rivaba gradually gained control over Ravindra's assets and properties following their marriage.
When questioned about her father-in-law's statements at a public event, Rivaba was seen getting angry and urged the reporter to approach her directly rather than discuss such matters in a public setting.
"Why are we here today? You can contact me directly if you want to know about it," said Rivaba in a viral video.
Following the widespread circulation of Anirudhsinh's interview, Ravindra Jadeja also addressed the issue on his social media platforms. He had described the interview as 'scripted' and requested his fans to disregard his father's remarks.
"Let's ignore what's said in scripted interviews," he wrote on his official profile.
"Everything said in the nonsense interview recently published by Divyabhaskar is totally false and untrue. It is a one-sided story. I completely reject it. I strongly condemn the actions taken to malign my wife's image. I also have many things to say; it's better that I don't make them public," a statement from Jadeja read.
On the cricketing front, Jadeja was ruled out with a hamstring injury for the 2nd Test and now for the third clash, his return to the XI would depend on medical clearance. The five-Test series is currently level at 1-1 with the third match beginning on February 15 in Rajkot.