Monday, May 27

“Meaningless And Untrue”: Ravindra Jadeja Says After Father’s Allegations On MLA-Wife Rivaba Hit Headlines

Edited by Shibu NK

Indian cricket team all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja took to social media to address the explosive interview given by his father, where he alleged strained relationships with his son, and daughter-in-law and Gujarat MLA Rivaba. Reacting to the interview published by Divya Bhaskar daily, Jadeja dismissed the claims as “meaningless and untrue.” He expressed dismay at the efforts to tarnish his wife’s image, condemning the attempts as indecent. While Jadeja acknowledged there are matters to address, he hinted at refraining from public discussion.

“All the things stated in the absurd interview of Divya Bhaskar are meaningless and untrue. There is something to be said on one side. Which I deny. The efforts being made to tarnish the image of my wife are indeed condemnable and indecent. I also have a lot to say which is better if I don’t say it publicly,” Jadeja posted on X.

Jadeja’s father had earlier divulged to Divya Bhaskar the strained dynamics within the family since Ravindra’s marriage. He lamented the lack of communication with his son and revealed his disappointment over the situation. Allegations of Rivaba’s interference in family matters and estrangement from relatives were also made.


The interview shed light on a family rift, with Jadeja’s father expressing regret over his son’s marriage and career choices. He revealed tensions arising from Rivaba’s desire for independence and alleged interference in familial affairs. The absence of a relationship with their granddaughter and grievances regarding property matters were also highlighted.

Here’s what Ravindra Jadeja’s father Anirudhsinh Jadeja told Divya Bhaskar:

“Do you want me to tell you one truth? I have absolutely no relation with Ravindra and his wife, Rivaba. We don’t call them, and they don’t call us. The issues started after two or three months of their marriage.

”I currently live alone in Jamnagar, while Ravindra resides in a separate bungalow of his own. He lives in the same city, but I don’t get to see him. I don’t know what magic his wife has done on him “He is my son, and it burns my heart. I wish I hadn’t gotten him married. It would have been better if he hadn’t become a cricketer. We would not have to go through all this in that case.

“Within three months of the marriage, she told me that everything should be transferred to her name. She created a rift in our family. She didn’t want the family and desired an independent life. I could be wrong, and Naynaba (Ravindra’s sister) could be wrong, but you tell me, how can all 50 members of our family be wrong? There’s no relation with anyone in the family; there’s just hate.

“I don’t want to hide anything. We haven’t even seen the face of our granddaughter in five years. Ravindra’s in-laws manage everything. They interfere in everything. They are making merry now because they have got a bank.”