IPL 2021: Wasim Jaffer shares Salman Khan’s old tweet ahead of Punjab Kings’ season opener
Wasim Jaffer is the batting coach of Punjab Kings for the ongoing season.
Updated - Apr 12, 2021 1:15 pm
Punjab Kings will open their campaign in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 on Monday when they lock horns against Rajasthan Royals at the Wankhede Stadium. PBKS have been one of the most underperforming teams in recent years. They have not managed to make it to the playoffs since their maiden final appearance in 2014.
Last season, inconsistency cost them big as they missed out on the playoffs and finished at the sixth spot after their rollercoaster run. They struggled for consistency at the start of the tournament which hurt their chances. The KL Rahul-led side managed to register five straight victories midway through IPL 2020 but defeats in their last two league games saw them miss out on the playoffs.
PBKS have assembled a strong squad once again and are really capable of going far in the tournament. The team boasts the likes of KL Rahul, Mayank Agarwal, Nicholas Pooran, Chris Gayle, Mohammed Shami, Jhye Richardson in their ranks. They are definitely one of the favourites to win the title this year and would be desperate to go all the way after years of failure.
Wasim Jaffer’s wish ahead of the start of the campaign:
As PBKS gear up to kickstart their campaign in IPL 2021, their batting coach Wasim Jaffer has revealed his wish for the season. The former India opener, on Monday, took to Twitter to share an old tweet from Bollywood superstar Salman Khan to post his message. The tweet was from 2014 when Salman had asked if the team co-owned by actress Preity Zinta had won a game.
Sharing a picture of the tweet, Jaffer wrote: “Our campaign starts today. My only wish is that I get to quote tweet this Salman Khan tweet with ‘Yes’ more often this season ”
— Wasim Jaffer (@WasimJaffer14) April 12, 2021
Meanwhile, IPL 2021 got underway on Friday with the game between defending champions Mumbai Indians and Royal Challengers Bangalore. RCB had won the contest by two wickets. In the second game, Delhi Capitals had crushed Chennai Super Kings by seven wickets while chasing 189. In the third game on Sunday, Kolkata Knight Riders beat Sunrisers Hyderabad by 10 runs.