Former India Captain and Coach Anil Kumble backs Wasim Jaffer against allegations of him adopting communal approach during his stint as the coach of Uttarakhand.
After Jaffer stepped down as Uttarakhand Coach earlier in the week cue to interference from the State Cricket Board, Cricket Association of Uttarakhand Officials made allegations of adopting a communal approach during his stint as the coach of Uttarakhand. After Jaffer resigned from his post as Uttarakhand Coach earlier in the week due to the interference from the State Cricket Board, Cricket Association of Uttarakhand (CAU) officials made allegations of Jaffer being communal, which the former India batsman dismissed completely. Responding to a tweet by Jaffer defending himself, Anil Kumble wrote, “With you Wasim. Did the right thing. Unfortunately it’s the players who’ll miss your mentor ship.”
In his tweet, Wasim Jaffer had listed out clarifications about allegations made against him. Irfan Pathan also tweeted in support of Wasim Jaffer. Suspended Congress Leader Sanjay Jha had earlier come up with a snide tweet asking if the leading names in the Indian Cricket team including Kumble would tweet in support of Wasim Jaffer as they had did regarding the farmer’s protest last week.
“Will you all please speak up for Wasim Jaffer? If you need any help, I will draft the tweet for you, which you can copy- paste. Your action needs to be on Twitter, public, like during the farm protests. I await your response,” he wrote, tagging Sachin Tendulkar, Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma apart from Kumble.
Anil Kumble & Wasim Jaffer apart from having played together for India are also currently colleagues at KXIP. While Anil Kumble is the head coach for the KXIP, Jaffer is the batting coach for them.