New Delhi: Former India batsman Wasim Jaffer has been appointed as the brand new head coach of Uttarakhand Ranji crew for the upcoming home season.
Confirming his appointment to information company, Jaffer on Tuesday stated: “Yes, I have been appointed the head coach of the Uttarakhand for a period of one year.”
Jaffer had known as an finish to his 24-year profession as knowledgeable cricketer on March 7 earlier this 12 months. A veteran of 260 first-class video games, Jaffer additionally performed 31 Test matches and two ODIs for India. Having began off with Mumbai, the opener had moved to Vidarbha earlier than the 2015-16 season.
Playing for Vidarbha, whereas Jaffer grew to become the primary participant to play in 150 Ranji Trophy video games in 2019, he additionally had a superb run within the 2018-19 season, scoring 1037 runs at a median of 69.13 with 4 lots of and a highest rating of 206.
“I am very happy and excited as this will be my first stint as head coach of a team,” stated the home stalwart.
“I’ll try to make a distinction on the market within the lives and careers of the gamers. Would be sure that the crew and the gamers enhance.
“According to me, successful is every part. So, I’ll try to convey that successful tradition inside the crew in order that they will carry out higher within the upcoming seasons,” he added.
There’s a rising uncertainty over the beginning of the home season amid the COVID-19 pandemic. However, the 42-year-outdated appears optimistic about seeing some home cricket motion this 12 months.
“I don’t suppose it’s going to begin on time however I’m certain it’s going to begin in some unspecified time in the future. No one can actually predict about the timeframe at this second.
“But I’m hopeful we’ll see home cricket going down this 12 months,” he stated.