The social media chatter of Michael Vaughan and Wasim Jaffer is legendary. The former England cricket team captain and the ex-Indian cricket team player have often reviled each other on Twitter and other social media platforms. But the recent Twitter chat between them takes the cake. On Monday, Jaffer shared a photo of him at the Lord’s Cricket Ground with the caption: “The sun is shining, the weather is sweet @HomeOfCricket”. Vaughan retweeted the image with the caption: “Is it the 20th anniversary of my first Test wicket you’re here for Wasim?”
Incidentally, Vaughan fired Jaffer from the Lord’s in 2002.
Is it the 20th anniversary of my first Test wicket that you are here for Wasim? https://t.co/7Ul5Jw62ra
— Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) June 20, 2022
Jaffer’s response to the comment was even more epic when he wrote, “Here for this Michael #ENGvIND’s 15th birthday”. Jaffer indicated that India won the series 1-0 in England in 2007, when the hosts were led by the batter. Jaffer played that series, scoring 185 points in three games.
— Wasim Jaffer (@WasimJaffer14) June 21, 2022
The Twitter exchange was widely shared by the followers of the two former cricketers.
Meanwhile, Jaffer has said that once India has all the players available it will be difficult for Pant, who captained India in the series against South Africa, to secure a spot in the T20I as XI.
“I think if you select the next T20 team, DK will stay in the XI without a doubt. KL Rahul will come back if and when he is fit, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, I think those 3-4 guys will walk in So I think Rishabh Pant will have a hard time getting a place in that XI,” Jaffer said on ESPNcricinfo.
“I think at this point DK overlaps Rishabh Pant. I can’t say anything about the future, but at this point you would choose DK for Rishabh Pant anytime,” he said.
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