Manoj Tiwary requests Uttarakhand CM: The domestic stalwart expects necessary action to be taken with respect to Wasim Jaffer.
Veteran India and Bengal batsman Manoj Tiwary has urged Uttarakhand Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat to intervene and take “necessary action” with respect to former India batsman Wasim Jaffer’s fallout with CAU (Cricket Association of Uttarakhand).
Jaffer, who has been an absolute legend of the Indian domestic circuit in addition to his 33 national appearances across formats, had been elected as the head coach of Uttarakhand but his brief stint has resulted in a distasteful manner.
While the eruption of differences between a state association and head coach is nothing new, CAU accusing Jaffer of creating a religious and communal divide among the players made the latter resign from the post a few days before the start of Vijay Hazare Trophy.
The unfortunate and obnoxious incident was followed by Jaffer issuing a clarification via his Twitter handle, which has been hailed by fans for amusing posts and memes in the recent time, and in the form of interviews with many platforms.
Been also accused of interfering a lot with the selection process, Jaffer is the third coach in as many years who has left Uttarakhand following the likes of Gursharan Singh and KP Bhaskar.
Manoj Tiwary requests Uttarakhand CM to intervene in Wasim Jaffer controversy
Tiwary, who has played against Jaffer in numerous domestic matches across formats, was one of the few cricketers who came forward to lend support to the 42-year old.
I would request the Chief Minister of Uttarakhand (BJP) Mr.Trivendra Singh Rawat 2 intervene immediately nd take note of the issue in which our National hero Wasim bhai was branded as communal in the Cricket Association nd take necessary action.Time 2 Set an example #WasimJaffer pic.twitter.com/ZPcusxuo7v
— MANOJ TIWARY (@tiwarymanoj) February 11, 2021
It is worth mentioning that it was only last week that Tiwary had taken a dig at high-profile Indian cricketers and actors when many of them had opened up on the ongoing farmers’ protests in the country. Given how a lot of celebrities had tweeted on similar lines favouring the government, a lot of doubts were raised on the social media campaign.
In addition to Tiwary, India and Vidarbha batsman Faiz Fazal, former India captain Anil Kumble, former all-rounder Irfan Pathan and former fast bowler Dodda Ganesh have also voiced their opinion in Jaffer’s favour. Out of Jaffer’s 33 matches for India, 28 and eight had been with Kumble and Pathan in the Playing XI respectively.
At Indian Premier League franchise Kings XI Punjab, Jaffer plays the role of a batting coach under Director of Cricket Operations Kumble.
With you Wasim. Did the right thing. Unfortunately it’s the players who’ll miss your mentor ship.
— Anil Kumble (@anilkumble1074) February 11, 2021
Unfortunate that you have to explain this.
— Irfan Pathan (@IrfanPathan) February 11, 2021
Dear @WasimJaffer14, you’ve been a great ambassador of the game and represented India with pride. Cannot believe that this could happen to someone like you. You’re a gem of a cricketer and human, brother. Cricket world knows you and your integrity. https://t.co/wZFPPmOVa3
— ದೊಡ್ಡ ಗಣೇಶ್ | Dodda Ganesh (@doddaganesha) February 11, 2021
Waseem bhai apart from being a great cricketer you have been a prime example of a simple and most humble person I have come across. You played with us at Vidarbha for 4-5 seasons and were always like a big brother for all. We are in complete support for you. #WasimJaffer #LEGEND
— faiz fazal (@faizfazal) February 11, 2021
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