During his playing days, Wasim Jaffer was one of the great batters from the Mumbai school of batsmanship. The right-handed opener not only scored tons of runs in domestic cricket but even did well in the limited opportunities he got for the Indian team, scoring a double hundred in Test match cricket. However, Jaffer appeared to be a soft-spoken and serious person throughout his career.
But after announcing his retirement as a player, Jaffer has taken to social media like fish to water. His Twitter game has been on point just like some of his shots, straight from the textbook. The 43-year-old is best known for his memes and trolls and did not spare former England captain Michael Vaughan after he claimed that Indian skipper Virat Kohli is not the greatest cricketer but is famous because he happens to be from India and uses Instagram.
Here is what Vaughan had said:
“If Kane Williamson was Indian, he would be the greatest player in the world. But he’s not because you’re not allowed to say that Virat Kohli is not the greatest, because you’d get an absolute pelting on social media,” Vaughan told Spark Sport.
“I’m not just saying it because I’m speaking to you guys in New Zealand but I think Kane Williamson is up there with the great players across the three formats and he certainly matches Virat Kohli. It’s just he doesn’t have the 100 million followers on Instagram and doesn’t earn the $30-40 million or whatever Virat gets every year for his commercial endorsements,” he added.
Check out Jaffer’s response:
— Wasim Jaffer (@WasimJaffer14) May 14, 2021
Responding to Vaughan’s comments, Jaffer first compared him to Bollywood actor Hrithik Roshan who has six fingers on his right hand. He said that even though it is Hrithik who has six fingers, it is Vaughan who keeps on poking unnecessarily. His comment has gone viral on the Internet.