Coming from a modest background, Ravindra Jadeja, the Indian cricketer, has truly made a name for himself as one of the top all-rounders in international cricket. Jadeja’s journey from humble beginnings is a source of inspiration for many aspiring cricketers.
However, in a surprising turn of events, Jadeja and his wife were brutally trolled after his father, Anirudhsinh Jadeja, made shocking statements about his daughter-in-law Rivaba during an interview. He accused her, blaming her for causing harm to their family.
I have no relation with Ravindra & his wife: Jadega’s father
“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,” Anirudhsinh shared this information with Dainik Bhaskar. He further added, “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,” He included that in his statement.
Cause of the disagreement
“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 a 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,” said Anirudhsinh, accusing his daughter-in-law’s family of hijacking his son’s finances.
“We have worked very hard to make Ravindra a cricketer. I used to carry 20-litre milk cans on my shoulder to earn money. I have even worked as a watchman. We come from a humble background. His sister has done even more than me. She took care of him as a mother. However, he hasn’t kept any relations with his sister either.
I have some land in my village. I manage my expenses from the ₹20,000 pension of my wife. I live alone in a 2BHK flat. I have a house-help who cooks for me. I am living my life on my own terms. Even in my 2BHK flat, there is still a separate room for Ravindra,” He mentioned this during the interview.
In response to his father’s allegations, Ravindra Jadeja released a statement on X in Gujarati, which can be roughly translated to: “All the things said in the nonsense interview given to Divya Bhaskar are meaningless and untrue. It is said on one side, which I reject. The attempts made to tarnish the image of my wife are truly reprehensible and unbecoming. I also have a lot to say which is fine as long as I don’t say it publicly. Thank you.”
Despite the disagreements and family conflict, many came forward to share their disappointment with the blame game. Many question why always daughters-in-law need to be blamed for family disputes.
One user wrote “Blame the bahu . Typical Indian parents mentality. As if son is some toddler.” Another user commented “Yeh sahi hai, bahu ke upar sara ilzam dal do. Hai ek ghar ki bhais, jab chaho latero….. sahi hai… .” Somebody commented “Moral of the story ….. high class or middle class or low class… galti ” bahu” ki hi hoti hai ….. Daughter – in – inlaw’s are always magician who do magic on their husband.”
Why our society can’t hold grown men accountable for their actions? For instance, in Sushant Singh Rajput’s death, the blame was directed towards the woman (Rhea Chakraborty), and in another case, Rekha was labeled as a national vamp simply because her ex-husband took his own life. What do you think? Tell us in the comments below.