‘I can only teach him about upping his social media game’ – Wasim Jaffer on experience of coaching Chris Gayle
Jaffer was asked about his experience of coaching the Caribbean dasher in the Indian Premier League (IPL).
Updated - Dec 21, 2021 8:14 pm
Former Indian batter Wasim Jaffer has a massive fan following on social media as most of his posts are hilarious. Known for his great sense of humour, Jaffer has a meme almost for every situation. He also doesn’t mind getting involved in banters with fans and even fellow cricketers on social media. As Wasim has a witty take on almost everything related to cricket, it wasn’t surprising when he gave a hilarious reply to a fan who had asked him about Chris Gayle.
Jaffer was asked about his experience of coaching the Caribbean dasher in the Indian Premier League (IPL). For the unversed, Jaffer is the batting coach of Punjab Kings since 2019. As Gayle was a part of the franchise since 2018, Jaffer would have spent enough time with the left-handed batter. However, the former Indian opener reckons he doesn’t have anything to teach Gayle regarding T20 cricket.
During a conversation on cricket digital collectibles platform Rario, Jaffer said he can only teach Gayle about ‘upping’ his social media game. “There isn’t much about T20 batting that I can teach him, he is a legendary player. I can only teach him about upping his social media game, but for that, I will have to show him Indian movies so that he can also create some funny memes,” he said while replying to the fan’s query.
I am an introvert by nature: Wasim Jaffer
The 43-year-old, who’s currently the head coach of Odisha state team, also opened up about his antics on social media. “I have always been a serious player on the field, and I am an introvert by nature as well,” said the former batsman. But social media has given me a chance to explore my fun side and hopefully make people laugh in the process,” he opined.
Jaffer also said he has always been fond of collecting cricket souvenirs. “I have always loved collecting cricket memorabilia. Earlier it used to be autographs of my childhood heroes like Sachin Tendulkar, and later I liked collecting stumps from memorable matches. If I, as a cricketer, get such joy in collecting such mementoes, I can only imagine how thrilling it is for fans. So, I am sure cricket NFTs will soon become a household word,” said the former Indian opener.