Wasim Jaffer, the Punjab Kings (PBKS) batting coach has announced his departure from the franchise in an amazing and hilarious way, by posting a meme featuring Ranbir Kapoor on his Twitter account. The former India opener had joined the then Kings XI Punjab in the year 2019 and worked closely with other support staff.
Jaffer has been an integral part of the PBKS support staff as batting coach, which he had joined in 2019 when he had become the first player to feature in 150 Ranji matches. He had joined Anil Kumble, who is the director of cricket operations and head coach at the franchise. PBKS also has Damien Wright as bowling coach and Jonty Rhodes as fielding coach.
Wasim Jaffer has himself been part of the Indian Premier League when he played for the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in the inaugural edition of the league in IPL 2008. Wasim then scored mere 115 runs in six matches at 19.16.
However, he posted a hilarious way of announcing his departure, as he thanked the head coach of the franchise Anil Kumble and the franchise itself.
“Adios, and thank you @PunjabKingsIPL, it’s been a pleasure. Wishing @anilkumble1074 and the team very best for #IPL2022,” Jaffer tweeted.
— Wasim Jaffer (@WasimJaffer14) February 10, 2022
Punjab Kings Going Into The IPL 2022 Mega Auction With Purse Of INR 72 Crores
The Punjab Kings (PBKS) only retained two players in Mayank Agarwal (INR 12 crores, INR 14 crores to be deducted from purse), and the uncapped Arshdeep Singh (INR 4 crores). They will enter the IPL 2022 mega auction with the most purse of INR 72 crores.
It has been said that the franchise wanted to retain KL Rahul as the captain for the IPL 2022, but the right-handed batter wanted to move on after captaining the side in two IPL seasons. Rahul will now captain the Lucknow Super Giants, where he received an INR 17 crores payment.
The IPL 2022 mega auction will take place on February 12 and 13 in Bengaluru with 590 players set to go under the hammer.