Wasim Jaffer is the most significant domestic player India has ever seen. It is after he retired from all forms of cricket that Jaffer has gained attention through social media. His Twitter account has gained a lot of followers and popularity in the last year. His social media rise has been through his quirky responses […]
Wasim Jaffer is the most significant domestic player India has ever seen. It is after he retired from all forms of cricket that Jaffer has gained attention through social media. His Twitter account has gained a lot of followers and popularity in the last year. His social media rise has been through his quirky responses and little digs at other teams. Today we’ll look at five of his best quirky tweets ever.
1) The next Australian Captain
Since Australia has been involved in the infamous scandal of ball-tampering where they used substances such as sandpaper to turn the shape of the ball, their captain Steve Smith and vice-captain David Warner were banned for a year, which meant that new captains had to be chosen. Cricket Australia chose Aaron Finch as white-ball captain while Time Paine is the red ball captain. Since then, there have been doubts about their capability as a captain, and fans asked Wasim Jaffer as to whether Pat Cummins would be a good choice for captain or not. Jaffer replied in his way with a little bit of banter involved.
2) Two hits with one stone
When you can trouble two people with one tweet and make people laugh, why not do that? Michael Vaughan has been in the stories in the past few months because of his varied views on Indian cricket. Jaffer and Vaughan have had social media interactions during the Ind-Eng series as well, where Jaffer used to have the last laugh. Vaughan, in an interview, said that if Kane Williamson were Indian, he would be the greatest player of all time. Jaffer replied to it by taking a dig at Vaughan and a famous Bollywood actor.
3) Predicting India’s line-up
India’s line-up is the hardest thing to predict, considering the sheer amount of talent they possess. With a squad of 15 players as well, it is a headache to choose the best player for India at each position. Jaffer tweeted his line-up for the World Test Championship final to be played out on June 18 in Southampton, England. He tweeted the names of the player’s IPL teams and wanted the fans to guess his line-up. These are some of his reasons as to why his fan following has increased in India.
4) Breaching the Gabba Fortress
Gabba was considered the fortress for the Australians as they had never lost a test there in over twenty-five years on that ground. Indians went there after a lot of banter from Tim Paine and other Australians. India went and thrashed Australia to win an unlikely test and series after a lot of injuries. He posted a meme on Twitter that became viral within minutes, which was the gabba fortress’s exact representation.
5) England was beaten by Mumbai Indians?
India played England in a five-match T20I series, and the squad had many players from Mumbai Indians. Michael Vaughan again tweeted that Rohit, Suryakumar Yadav, and Hardik Pandya all belong to Mumbai Indians. To this, Jaffer replied in a way that would give a good night’s sleep to Vaughan.
India is lucky to have a person like Jaffer protecting them from negative criticism and turning them into banter for the opponents. Some people feel that this is the way to tackle journalists in other countries who try to manipulate the situation.