Former India opener Wasim Jaffer on Saturday declared retirement from all types of cricket, closing draperies on his celebrated profession traversing more than two decades.
The 42-year-old Jaffer has played 31 Tests and scored 1,944 runs with a normal of 34.11. He has five hundred and 11 fifties in the longest arrangement, with 212 as his most elevated score.
“As a matter of first importance, I might want to say thanks to The Almighty Allah, who gave me the ability to play this delightful game. I’d prefer to likewise thank my family – my folks and siblings for urging me to seek after the game as a calling and my better half, who left a comfortable existence of England to make an exquisite home for our youngsters and me,” he said in an announcement.
After 25 years of playing professional cricket, time has come to say goodbye. Thank you @BCCI @MumbaiCricAssoc, VCA, my teammates, media and fans. This is my official statement. pic.twitter.com/xP3wL4u70s
— Wasim Jaffer (@WasimJaffer14) March 7, 2020
“An uncommon gratitude to every one of my mentors, directly from my school days to proficient cricket, for helping me clean my abilities. A genuine gratitude to the selectors who indicated confidence in me,” included Jaffer, who is the most noteworthy run-getter in Ranji Trophy.
The veteran opener is additionally one of only a handful hardly any Indian batsman, who has a twofold hundred in the West Indies. He made 212 against the hosts in St Lucia.
Jaffer, who made his Test and ODI debut against South Africa in 2006, is, nonetheless, associated with his accomplishments in residential cricket, especially the Ranji Trophy.
He turned into the principal batsman to score 12,000 runs in Ranji Trophy, the pined for residential competition in India.
The right-gave batsman had for Mumbai for most influence of his profession and afterward additionally spoke to Vidarbha. He is additionally the principal player to play in 150 Ranji Trophy matches.
“My appreciation to all the skippers I played under and every one of my partners from whom I found out such a great amount about the game and shared some long lasting recollections. I might likewise want to thank all the care staff who were a consistent mainstay of help in my long excursion,” said the Mumbaikar.
Known for his beautician shots, particularly the spread drives, Jaffer was enemy of the bowlers, who tormented them with his patient thumps.
He made his top of the line debut in 1996-97 season and afterward proceeded to score 19,410 runs from 260 matches.
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