Jadeja clicks selfies with lions, lands in soup

Ravindra Jadeja has courted controversy for clicking selfies with lions during a safari in Gir forest. According to reports, the Saurashtra all-rounder broke rules by getting off a safari jeep and clicking selfies of himself with a pride of lions in the background.
Jadeja, who is very fond of thoroughbred horses, is on a break from international assignments after a hectic season that included two gruelling months of the Indian Premier League. The left-arm spinning all-rounder has been rested from the limited over series currently under way in Zimbabwe.
During his wedding with Riva Solanki in April, the 27-year-old Jadeja was in soup after a video of a violent sword dance went viral on social media and a relative fired several gunshots in celebration of the event.
Photos of Jadeja and his wife posing with lions at Sasan Gir in Junagadh district has gone viral too. These photos have caught the eye of forest officials who say the Indian cricketer broke rules by getting off the safari jeep in the presence of forest guards. A probe has been ordered.
“Gir National Park and Sanctuary is a protected forest and tourists are not allowed to get down from vehicles while inside the jungle. But pictures showing the cricketer having got down from vehicle in the jungle and having taken selfies with lions are circulating on social media.
“Even some forest guards are seen with him in photographs. Therefore, we have ordered GNPS superintendent to conduct an inquiry into the incident and file a report,” Aniruddh Pratap Singh, chief conservator of forests of Junagadh wildlife circle told The Indian Express.

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