In a shocking turn of events and revelations, the father of Ravindra Jadeja, Anirudhsinh Jadeja alleged a significant shift in their relationship since the cricketer's marriage to Rivaba. Anirudhsinh accuses Rivaba of causing discord within the family and expresses frustration over the lack of contact with his son, despite living in the same city.
Anirudhsinh expressed remorse over his decision to nurture Ravindra's cricketing career, implying that their family situation would have been more favorable had he not arranged his son's marriage to Rivaba. The 35 years old and Rivaba became engaged on February 5, 2016, at a restaurant owned by the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) all-rounder. In addition to it, they even got married later that year on April 17.
"Do you want me to tell you one truth? I have absolutely no relation with Ravindra nand 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," Anirudhsinh said to Divya Bhaskar as reported by Sportskeeda.
She didn't want the family and desired an independent life: Anirudhsinh
The star India all-rounder’s father also went onto accuse Rivaba of depriving Ravindra Jadeja of his wealth and property, the star cricketer's father also insinuated that the Saurashtra player's in-laws were solely interested in his money. He claimed that he hasn't even seen his granddaughter in several years since she has been born.
"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," Anirudhsinh further said.