Former India opener Wasim Jaffer has yet again churned out a meme, this time as a solution to India's selection problem due to the COVID-19 scare in the Indian camp currently in Sri Lanka. While Krunal Pandya had tested positive for COVID-19 on Tuesday, which led to a prompt postponement of the match by a day, eight players remain doubtful for the rescheduled match as they are deemed close contacts of Krunal.
Proposing a resolution to this problem, Jaffer shared a hilarious meme as he advised the return of coach Rahul Dravid as a player for these two games. What was impressive was the manner in which the message was conveyed. Jaffer's tweet also included Dravid's popular one-liner from an advertisement in which he calls upon his former national teammate VVS Laxman to bring "the boys."
Check out his Tweet here:
Dravid played a solitary T20I in his international career which came against England at Old Trafford in 2011. Despite making his name as someone who could bat throughout the day, he evolved his game for the shortest format and scored a 21-ball 31 in that match, hitting Samit Patel for a hat-trick of sixes. Moreover, he is one of the greatest batters to have donned Indian colours, scoring over 10,000 runs in both ODIs and Test matches, accumulated over 164 Tests and 344 ODIs.
Under his captaincy, India won a Test series in England and managed to win a Test match in South Africa but his era was overshadowed by the lows of the 2007 50-Overs World Cup defeat.
Coming back to the Sri Lanka series, the complete list of players who are set to be ruled out of the second and third T20Is hasn't been officially confirmed. Most of the mentioned players happen to be batters or all-rounders which ensure, India could be forced to field a bowling heavy XI as the BCCI have suggested that the players might not take the field as a "precautionary measure".
Deepak Chahar and Bhuvneshwar Kumar, who were the heroes of India's nail-biting win in the second ODI, will thus have to show a bit of their batting talent in the remaining two matches.