Indian T20 League’s Punjab Franchise has named the former Indian opener Wasim Jaffer as their batting coach for the next edition of the Indian T20 League. The franchise took to its official Twitter handle to announce the arrival of Jaffer in their locker room for the next season of the cash-rich Indian T20 League.
As soon as the news of Jaffer’s appointment went public, former England skipper Michael Vaughan happened to make fun of the former with a tweet.
Congrats @WasimJaffer14 on being appointed as Punjab Kings batting coach. All the best! #wasimjaffer @MichaelVaughan @PunjabKingsIPL @PunjabKingsOffl @IPL @jwalasi60528026 @SDhawan25 #PunjabKings @realpreityzinta @Venu_R @Govind_Vishnu @devanshup @othergandhi @ImRohanGulavani pic.twitter.com/HWRbcDeCyv
— mahesh kuttyy (@mash2211) November 16, 2022
“Someone who got out to me is a batting coach !!!!!!!!!!!!,” tweeted Vaughan at his official Twitter handle.
Someone who got out to me is a batting coach !!!!!!!!!!!! https://t.co/Xnopz9341I
— Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) November 16, 2022
Notably, Jaffer and Vaughan are known for their Twitter banter with each other on a couple of occasions. This time it was the former England skipper who initiated things first. Just after the arrival of the news of Jaffer’s appointment as batting coach, Michael Vaughan went on to recall an incident when he dismissed the Indian cricketer in the capacity of a part-time bowler during the Lord’s Test 20 years back in the year 2002.
Cut to the present, fans were expecting any sort of response from Wasim Jaffer on Michael Vaughan’s trolling tweet. And eventually, the former domestic legend of Mumbai lived up to the expectations of the fans and quoted the tweet of Michael Vaughan and posted a meme displaying a comic character having a burn aid cream Burnol in his hand.
Here’s what Wasim Jaffer responded:
— Wasim Jaffer (@WasimJaffer14) November 17, 2022
Speaking about the players released and retained by Punjab, the Mohali-based franchise released their former skipper Mayank Agarawal which was one of the shocking decisions for the fans of the Indian cricketer.
Players retained by Punjab:
Shikhar Dhawan (c), Shahrukh Khan, Jonny Bairstow, Prabhsimran Singh, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Jitesh Sharma, Raj Bawa, Rishi Dhawan, Liam Livingstone, Atharva Taide, Arshdeep Singh, Baltej Singh, Nathan Ellis, Kagiso Rabada, Rahul Chahar, Harpreet Brar.
Players released by Punjab:
Players released by PBKS: Mayank Agarwal, Odean Smith, Vaibhav Arora, Benny Howell, Ishan Porel, Ansh Patel, Prerak Mankad, Sandeep Sharma, Writtick Chatterjee.