Former India cricketer Ajay Jadeja, who owns a bungalow in the picturesque village of Aldona in north Goa, has been fined Rs 5,000 by village sarpanch Tripti Bandodkar for throwing garbage in the village. Bandodkar on Monday said that the popular 90s cricketer paid the fine without any fuss.
The sarpanch said, “We are plagued by the issue of garbage in our village. Garbage from outside is also dumped in the village, so we have deputed some youth to collect garbage bags and scan them for any evidence to identify the culprits.
Bill open case
Bandodkar said, “We found a bill in the name of Ajay Jadeja in some garbage bags. When we asked him not to throw garbage in the village in future, he said that he was ready to pay the fine so he paid. We are proud that such a personality, a popular cricket player, lives in our village, but such people should follow the garbage norms. Aldona village is home to many celebrities, including Jadeja and author Amitabh Ghosh.
Such was the cricket career
Between 1992 and 2000, Ajay Jadeja played 196 ODIs, 15 Test matches for India. Jadeja, known for his quick batting and agile fielding down the order, was also India’s captain for 13 international matches. In the year 2000, he was banned for five years due to allegations of match-fixing, after which his career also ended. Now he is seen on TV as a commentator.