Jalaj Sahai Saxena is a 34-year-old Indian cricketer. He was born on December 15, 1986, in the city of Indore in Madhya Pradesh to his parents Ghanshyam Saxena and Manju Saxena. He is an all-rounder- a right-handed batsman and an off-break bowler.
Jalaj Saxena IPL Career
Domestically he represents the state of Kerala as an all-rounder. He has also been a part of the official team of Kerala from 2005-2016. He was scouted in the multi-billionaire cricket league-the IPL in 2013. Since then he has played for four IPL teams. His performance in domestic cricket has been exemplary.
Jalaj Saxena was born on December 15, 1986, in Madhya Pradesh. His father-Ghanshyam Saxena is a former swimmer and also a yoga instructor. His father currently owns and operates a yoga studio namely-Yog Sharnam. His mother Manju Saxena is a homemaker.
Jalaj did his primary schooling from the Bhilai steel plant English medium middle school and later from the BSP senior secondary school. Like his father, he had initially wanted to go and tried his hand at the sport.
However, he soon found out that he was allergic to chlorine and was advised to leave the sport. He started playing cricket after seeing his brother play the sport. His father taught him the basics of the game and became Jalaj’s first cricket coach.
Jalaj soon became passionate and engrossed in the game and decided to play professionally.
Jalaj Saxena Career
Jalaj Saxena Initially played for the domestic team of Madhya Pradesh as an all-rounder during the period of 2005 to 2016. He, later on, joined the domestic team of Kerala and continues to play for it. He scored 769 runs in the 2012-13 Ranji trophy. This also included his two centuries.
In the 2013 Ranji trophy he scored 545 runs and took 35 wickets, putting himself up as one of the highest wicket takers of the season. In the 2014 Ranji trophy he hit three centuries and scored a total of 768 runs. In the 2014 Duleep Trophy he was a part of the Central zone team and performed excellently in batting and bowling.
He made his A-list debut against the Australian team in February 2013 and scored a total of 30 runs and took three wickets. In 2019 he was made a part of the India blue team squad for the 2019-20 Duleep Trophy and in October the same year he was named in India’s C squad for the 2019-20 Deodhar Trophy.
He made his IPL debut in 2013 after he was chosen by the franchise of Mumbai Indians. He played for them for two years, in 2013 and 2014. At the 2015 IPL auction, he was bought by the Royal Challengers Bangalore.
In 2019 he was bought by Delhi capital and in Twenty20 he was bought by the franchise of Punjab Kings for the 2021 Indian Premier League.
Jalaj Saxena is 5’10” tall with black hair and black eyes. He is of a lean build but has bulked up his muscles while strength-training for bowling. He keeps a full beard trimmed to a healthy fashion.
Jalaj Saxena is 34 years old. He had Initially wanted to be a swimmer like his father however had to give up the spot due to chlorine allergy. He also has an elder brother with whom he spent the early years of his career. He is married and his wife is Unnati Saxena. He does not my kids, yet.
He has a hobby of photography and staying fit. Here is a list of his favourites-
- Favourite cricketer – Sachin Tendulkar, Virat Kohli, Shane Warne
- Favourite cricket ground – Eden Gardens
- Favourite movie – now you see me
- Celebrity crush-Aishwarya Rai Bachchan
Jalaj Saxena Wiki Biography
|Father’s name||Ghanshyam saxena|
|Mother’s name||Manju Saxena|
|Date of birth||December 15,1986|
|Wife’s name||Unnati Saxena|
Jalaj Saxena Net Worth Income
Jalaj Saxena is a professional cricketer and he has the finances to go with it. He was quoted by the Royal Challengers Bangalore in 2015 for 10 lakh rupees. In 2020 he was purchased by Punjab kings for 30,00,00 rupees for the IPL season of 2021.
His net worth is expected to be around $1 million in 2020. Income and salary point to his net worth being seven crore rupees. The major chunk of his income comes from playing sports however he also earns a good amount of money from advertisement and promotions.
Jalaj Saxena I have an active social media account on Instagram where he has a solid following of more than 15,000. He regularly posts on the app about his adventures, sports journey, personal life and more.
He also has a twitter account that is blue-tick certified. He has more than a thousand followers on the latter application. He is more active on Instagram and goes with the trends.
Hobbies and more
Jalaj saxena’s hobby is photography. He enjoys photography a lot and always carries his camera on all his adventures. He enjoys clicking all sorts of pictures-stills, sentries, abstracts etc.
Here are some unknown facts about him-
- He wanted to be a swimmer
- He gave up swimming because of chlorine allergy
- His father was a swimmer and also a yoga instructor
- His father was his first cricket coach
- He has the second-best figures in Ranji Tophy