Wasim Jaffer’s Witty Message To Ajinkya Rahane For Brisbane Test
Wasim Jaffer was at his witty finest with ideas on Team India selection as soon as again. © Wasim Jaffer/Twitter
Wasim Jaffer was at his witty finest as soon as again with his signature hints to stand-in India skipper Ajinkya Rahane for selecting the playing XI. Jaffer has stirred rather a storm on social networks with his subtle tips and coded messages for India captains to choose gamers of his choice, and when a user asked Jaffer for a “coded tweet” for the Brisbane Test the former cricketer replied with a blank one. The tweet without any text was a “coded” hint at India’s injury issues ahead of the fourth Test versus Australia a lot so that even Jaffer had actually lacked favourites for the match.
— Wasim Jaffer (@WasimJaffer14) January 13, 2021
Given that the Test series started in December in 2015, India have actually lost Mohammed Shami, Umesh Yadav, KL Rahul and Ravindra Jadeja to injuries while Rishabh Pant, Ravichandran Ashwin, Hanuma Vihari and Jasprit Bumrah dealt with injuries through the third Test.
With the series connected 1-1 and all to bet in Brisbane, India might need to dig deep to choose their best XI for the Test even as the likes of Kuldeep Yadav, Shardul Thakur and T Natarajan are in line for their very first Test in the series.
India’s excellent escape at Sydney, where they drew the Test after batting for 131 overs in the fourth innings, was made possible in some parts by Ashwin and Vihari who batted through the final session and parts of the second to eke out a draw.
With Jadeja unlikely to bat in the 2nd innings at Sydney after dislocating a thumb while batting in the first, the onus was on Vihari and Ashwin to conserve the Test.
As it ended up, they batted unseparated for 42.4 overs even as Vihari suffered a hamstring injury on the last day of the Test and Ashwin had pain in the back.
Both players may not be certain starters for the last Test and versus a full-strength Australia, the Indian team management could be at their wits’ end to pick an XI.
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