Dheeraj Jadhav, a middle-order batsman from Maharashtra came into prominence as a stroke player in the opening slot. In the year 2003-04, he made some remarkable performances for the India A team.
An impressive century in the warm-up match between India and India A earned him a berth in the Test squad for the fourth Test in the series against Australia in 2004-05. He joined the rebel league and left it soon after BCCI’s amnesty was granted in 2009. Dheeraj was selected to represent the Pune in the 2011 IPL season.