Last Update on: July 3rd, 2020 at 06:56 pm
Wasim Jaffer, a domestic cricket legend, is soon to begin his new innings as a coach after calling time on his career. He has been appointed the coach of Uttarakhand, following which former selector Dilip Vengsarkar lambasted Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) for not being able to get a hand on his services.
Jaffer, in his decorated career, won the Ranji trophy with Vidarbha. He played 260 first-class games, scoring 19,410 runs at an average of 50.67. He has scored 57 hundreds and 91 fifties with 314 being his highest score. However, he could not replicate his form for the national team.
Wasim Jaffer: Sachin Tendulkar, Vinod Kambli and Sanjay Manjrekar were my role models
Wasim Jaffer will go down in history as a legend in domestic cricket. He considers himself fortunate enough that he was blessed with talent. Adding that, his parents and brother sacrificed a lot for him. Jaffer also said that he watched Sachin Tendulkar, Vinod Kambli and Sanjay Manjrekar, and all were his role models as he learned a lot from them.
“I’m very fortunate that god gave the talent, without which I wouldn’t have come this far. My parents and brothers have sacrificed a lot and I owe my success to them. I was lucky to play for a team like Mumbai. I watched Sachin Tendulkar, Vinod Kambli and Sanjay Manjrekar, who all were my role models as I learned a lot from them. The atmosphere and competition made the cricketer I became.
Jaffer retired with over 19000 first-class runs to his name at an average of 50.67.