Ask a fan the best place to get memes on cricket and he is likely to include Wasim Jaffer’s Twitter handle in his list. The former India opener enjoys himself on the micro-blogging website, spreading humour and positivity on the platform while also taking a dig at fellow members of the cricket fraternity.
This time around Jaffer made a congratulatory post – a comic one with his presence of mind. The cricketer-turned coach had taken to social media to congratulate wicketkeeper batter Dinesh Karthik and squash player Dipika Pallikal after the couple became parents to twins. However, Jaffer did not stop being himself and added a pinch of comedy in his tweet as he compared the former Kolkata Knight Riders’ captain feat of becoming a father to being a “proper batsman.”
He said, “Like a true batsman DK converted one into two 😁Congratulations to both of you. And lots of love and blessings to the little ones 🤗 ”
Check out his hilarious tweet here:
Like a true batsman DK converted one into two 😁
Congratulations to both of you. And lots of love and blessings to the little ones 🤗 https://t.co/FCciRjMeqg
— Wasim Jaffer (@WasimJaffer14) October 28, 2021
Other than sharing memes and cryptic tweets, Jaffer does not shy away from expressing his opinion on social media platforms. He had even criticized former Pakistan pacer Waqar Younis’ communal comment following the India-Pakistan T20 World Cup match.
“Absolutely vile and disgusting comments from Waqar Younis. #Shameful,” Jaffer had posted.
Waqar Younis apologises for hurting sentiments of many
Notably, Waqar had said that the sight of Rizwan offering Namaz in front of Hindu was pleasing to him. Even Pakistan fans were upset by his remark.
“The manner in which Babar and Rizwan batted, the strike-rotation, the look on their faces, it was amazing. The best thing, what Rizwan did, Mashallah, he offered the Namaz on the ground surrounded by Hindus, that was really something very special for me,” Waqar had said on ARY News, a video of which was even going viral in India.
However, later he did apologise for his mistake through a tweet and said that he did not intend to mean what he said.
“In the heat of the moment, I said something which I did not mean which has hurt the sentiments of many. I apologize for this, this was not intended at all, a genuine mistake. Sports unites people regardless of race, colour or religion. #apologies,” he wrote, later echoing similar sentiments on national television.