Australian broadcaster troll Virat Kohli’s Test average, get trolled by Wasim Jaffer in response
Jaffer compared the ODI career batting average of Indian fast bowler Navdeep Saini and Steve Smith.
Updated - Jan 6, 2022 10:33 pm
Wasim Jaffer is a cricketer who is really active on social media and is known for his replies and comebacks. He has often tweeted things that have often created heavy debates among users. He yet again came up with a suitable reply against a Tweet made against Indian test captain Virat Kohli.
7Cricket Twitter handle on Thursday posted something that couldn’t stop Wasim Jaffer to reply back in his own fashion. The tweet compared the batting averages of Mitchell Starc and Virat Kohli since the start of 2019. Starc has a batting average of 38.63, which is slightly better than Kohli’s 37.17.
Jaffer in reply mentioned the ODI career batting average of Indian fast bowler Navdeep Saini and Steve Smith. Saini has a batting average of 53.5, which is way more than Smith’s 43.34. Jaffer’s sarcastic reply was enough to shut down 7Cricket’s statistician who came up with such a bizarre comparison. Jaffer wrote:
“ODI Career batting average: Navdeep Saini: 53.50, Steve Smith: 43.34”
7Cricket had tweeted the photo of Kohli and Starc along with the caption:
“Your stat of the day…”
Here’s the tweet made by Wasim Jaffer:
ODI Career batting average:
Navdeep Saini: 53.50
Steve Smith: 43.34 😛 https://t.co/1PrcZ0HkDf
— Wasim Jaffer (@WasimJaffer14) January 6, 2022
Virat Kohli’s lean phase continued in 2021 as well
Kohli last scored a century in Test cricket on November 22, 2019, against Bangladesh. His last ODI century came against West Indies on August 14, 2019. He has failed to reach the triple-digit score in the last two seasons of IPL as well.
In the first test against South Africa, Kohli made 35 and 18 runs in the first and the second innings respectively and he didn’t feature in the second Test due to a back spasm and KL Rahul stood as the captain of the Indian team.
On the third day, Kohli was seen receiving some throwdowns from head coach Rahul Dravid, which indicated that he might be back in the next Test scheduled to be played on January 11 in Cape Town. India has never won a match at this venue since 1993. India lost the last match in Cape Town by 72 runs as the team failed to chase down a target of 208 runs in the second innings.