Jaydev Unadkat is a player whose career has been nothing short of a roller coaster ride. The pacer was first noticed for his form in the purple jersey of Kolkata Knight Riders. His fame was suddennd. He consistently impressed the selectors. Unadkat was first spotted in U-19 Cricket World Cup in 2010. He was signed by Kolkata Knight Riders soon in the auctions, and the player impressed with his pace and variation in the tournament.
The career of Unadkat saw meteoric rise when he was called to the national team in 2010. Jaydev Unadkat played his first test in 2010 against South Africa. Unfortunately, his career took a downward spiral after this moment, and he soon lost his place in the national side. Unadkat made his ODI debut in 2013 but could never sustain his place in the side.
Jaydev Unadkat remained a journeyman with different franchises in IPL and played for Royal Challenger Bangalore, whereas also having two different stints with Kolkata Knight Riders before 2017.
Jaydev Unadkat- Up and Onward:
Unadkat’s career took a positive turn when he joined the newly formed franchise of Rising Pune Supergiants in 2017. Though he signed for just 30 lakhs, his performances were enough to turn a lot of heads. Unadkat took heaps of wickets for his side and was pivotal in their journey to the finals.
The ongoing year has been a great one for Unadkat. Jaydev Unadkat captained the Saurashtra side, where he emerged as the outright star for the team. Jaydev Unadkat became the highest wicket-taker in the domestic season and broke a five-decade-year-old record. He also captained the Saurashtra side to a historic victory against Bengal and, in the process, brought the first Ranji Trophy for Saurashtra in five decades.
After the historical victory, Jaydev gave another huge surprise to his fans. The Indian pacer announced his engagement to his long time love interest Rinny on Instagram. The announcement came as a surprise for the fans that have started adoring the pacer. There have been calls to re-include Unadkat in the Indian international set-up.