Rajendra Prasad Mohapatra

Team India all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja wished his wife Rivaba for winning the Gujarat Assembly elections. The BJP candidate from the Jamnagar North constituency won with over 57 per cent vote share.

Celebrating Rivaba’s victory, husband Ravindra Jadeja took to his official Instagram handle to share a picture with his wife and newly elected MLA.

The post has gone viral and garnered more than 11 lakh likes so far.

Moreover, in a tweet Jadeja said, “Hello MLA you truly deserve it. The people of Jamnagar have won. I thank all the people from the bottom of my heart. Request to Ashapura that the works of Jamnagar will be very good. Jay Mataji.”

The photo in the tweet shows Rivaba holding a small placard that says ‘MLA Gujarat’. 

Rivaba defeated her nearest rival, Karshanbhai of Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) by a margin of more than 53,000 votes. Rivaba got 88,835 votes, while Karshanbhai got 35,265 votes.

Jadeja had campaigned extensively for his wife, and even met Prime Minister Narendra Modi who visited Gujarat ahead of the first phase of Assembly elections.

Rivaba, a Mechanical Engineer, married cricketer Jadeja on April 17, 2016. Rivaba became a member of BJP in 2019 and the party nominated her for the Jamnagar Assembly seat this year.