For someone of the stature of MS Dhoni to 'knight' his player, even if it was on a social network site, speaks how popular Ravindra Jadeja is. Picking up 24 wickets in tandem with R Ashwin and displacing the latter's comrade-in-arms Pragyan Ojha as the team's second spinner against Australia at home early this year was proof enough that the Saurashtra all-rounder has arrived on the big stage.
Backed by triple tons in domestic circuit, the 24-year-old forced his way into the Indian team and made himself count. He carried on his utility into the limited overs with both the bat and ball, including being the first Indian spinner to take a five-wicket haul in England, to emerge as the player of the ICC Champions Trophy.
Add to this, his $2mn plus price tag at the IPL.