Former India opener Wasim Jaffer has steadily built his strong social media presence. The Indian domestic cricket legend Jaffer expresses his views on various issues concerning Indian cricket but does so in a way that entertains his followers and fans. While the former Mumbai batter was not very expressive during his playing days, he has certainly found his niche on social media with his memes and witty takes on issues.
Ahead of India’s much-anticipated match against New Zealand in the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021, the cricketer-turned coach shared a coded message to India captain Virat Kohli. The video itself was hilarious one full of various memes to describe how stressed Indian fans would be for the match since New Zealand have a superior record over India in the ICC events.
Moreover, India have to win this match to keep their semifinal equation simple and completely in their own hands. On the other hand, New Zealand also lost their opening match against Pakistan and would give it their all in the match against India.
Suggesting possible changes in the Playing XI through titles, Jaffer highlighted the titles Lord and Professor. The fans were quick to guess the name of Shardul Thakur who has been given the title of Lord but there was a difference of opinion on the second one with some suggesting it could be hinting at Ravichandran Ashwin’s selection with others assuming he has picked Ravindra Jadeja as his player to watch out for.
Here is what he put out on Twitter:
Can you decode my coded msg to Virat Kohli in this #IndvNZ meme preview? 😉
— Wasim Jaffer (@WasimJaffer14) October 30, 2021
The 43-year-old has not yet revealed the correct answer but has promised “Chai” and “Samosa” to those who answer correctly in his typical meme style. For now, Indian fans would hope that the team management gets the team selection spot on and whosoever the team backs, delivers at the big stage against the Kiwis.
Assuming India wins their remaining matches Group 2, including the one against New Zealand, Pakistan and India are likely to be the two teams to proceed to the semifinals from this pool. However, if New Zealand get the better of India, things could get tricky for India and they would then be the favourites to forge ahead into the final four.