Wasim Jaffer, who is known as the ‘Badshah’ of domestic cricket, has been in the news for the past few years due to his social media posts. His unique style of expressing his views through memes is also seen to be liked by many. But Jaffer is also known as a good batsman. He has also won the Ranji Trophy as a player for Mumbai and Vidarbha teams while performing strongly in domestic cricket. Not only this, but Wasim Jaffer, who was born in Mumbai, performed strongly in domestic cricket and led Mumbai to win the Ranji Trophy.
Apart from that, he has represented Mumbai, Vidarbha, Western Division and Royal Challenger Bangalore in addition to the Indian team. Today (February 16) is his 45th birthday so let’s take a brief look at his career.
A memorable performance in the Ranji Trophy
He is known for his strong performances in domestic cricket, especially in the Ranji Trophy. Wasim Jaffer has scored 12038 runs in Ranji tournament, which is a record. Apart from him, no one has scored so many runs in Ranji Trophy so far. After that Amol Majumdar comes second. He has scored 9202 runs.
Wasim Jaffer, who started his career from Mumbai, joined the Vidarbha team ahead of the 2015-16 season and was instrumental in leading Vidarbha to back-to-back titles in 2048 and 2019.
Double century in West Indies
Jaffer made his Test debut in 2006 against South Africa. Similarly, he also played his first ODI match against this team. The opening batsman is among the few Indian batsmen to have scored a double century in the Caribbean islands, with his 212 against the West Indies in St Lucia.
A triple century in the second first-class match
Jaffer is considered the king of first-class cricket. He has scored a total of 19410 runs in 421 first-class matches from 200 matches, including 57 centuries and 91 half-centuries. His best score is 314 not out. He scored this triple century in the second match of his first-class career.
More than a thousand runs in international cricket
Wasim Jaffer played 31 Test matches for India between 2000 and 2018. In this he scored 1944 runs. It includes 5 centuries and 11 fifties. In between he has also played 2 ODIs.
Jaffer captained Mumbai twice in the Ranji Trophy
Under Jaffer’s leadership, Mumbai won the Ranji Trophy in both 2008-09 and 2009-10.
Coach in IPL
Jaffer has held the batting coach position of Kings XI Punjab. He accepted this responsibility in the year 2019, while he remained in this position till 2021 IPL.
Coach of Uttarakhand, then left the post
After his retirement, Wasim Jaffer became the coach of the Uttarakhand team, but resigned from his post after being accused of religious propaganda in the game. He later denied all these allegations.
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