Wasim Jaffer came up with another witty message after India called their player XI for the second Australia Test, but without one of the two players Jaffer had cheered for. While Shubman Gill was handed a probationary debut, fellow opening hitter KL Rahul found no place in the side. Jaffer, who had asked for the inclusion of Gill and Rahul, made up another tweet to clarify his point. “New Opportunities Kindle Life,” wrote Jaffer, which reads “NO KL” when abbreviated.
– Wasim Jaffer (@ WasimJaffer14) December 25, 2020
Jaffer followed the game on Twitter with his carefully worded messages to comment on the Indian team selection for the ongoing Border-Gavaskar series.
On Monday, Jaffer shared a tweet calling for the inclusion of Gill and Rahul in the XI, but in a cryptic and coded message to skipper Ajinkya Rahane.
Dear @ ajinkyarahane88, here is a (hidden) message for you. Good luck on Santo Stefano!
– Wasim Jaffer (@ WasimJaffer14) 21 December 2020
India made four changes to their XI from the Adelaide Test for the Boxing Day clash in Melbourne starting Saturday.
Rishabh Pant, Ravindra Jadeja and Mohammed Siraj were included, as well as Gill, although Prithvi Shaw and Wriddhiman Saha were abandoned.
Two of the changes were forced as Mohammed Shami got injured while batting in the second inning of the first Test while regular skipper Virat Kohli left for home on paternity leave.
Gill, who scored half a century in the second warm-up match against Australia A that preceded the first Test, scored 2270 points in 23 first-class games at 68.78 with seven centuries.
He is likely to open the joke with Mayank Agarwal, who returns to the venue where he made his test debut in 2018.
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