Michael Vaughan, Wasim Jaffer’s hilarious social media banter over ‘7.75 average’ at Wankhede Stadium


File photo of Wasim Jaffer and Michael Vaughan.© X (formerly Twitter)

Former India opener Wasim Jaffer and ex-England captain Michael Vaughan is among the personalities who are extremely active on social media. Being both humorous, the ex-players are having a great time post-retirement on social media. The two cross paths quite often on the platform and their hilarious banter is a must see. On Friday, Vaughan tried to troll Jaffer by highlighting the Indian batsman’s poor average at the Wankhede Stadium, but in return the Mumbaikar took a dig at him with a solid reply.

“So good to be at the Wankhede yesterday .. The best batting surface in #India .. As a local boy @WasimJaffer14 averaged an astonishing 7.75 in Test cricket at such an iconic cricket venue .. #Mumbai,” Vaughan wrote after India’s record victory over Sri Lanka in the Cricket World Cup 2023 match on Thursday.

“Yes Michael Wankhede is a batting paradise, too bad I missed the few Tests I played there. Could be because I preferred challenges. Like the challenge of scoring home and away Test 200s or FC 200 ‘s and 300s.. but you wouldn’t I don’t know any of those feelings, so never mind,” Jaffer said in response.

We are talking about the match between India and Sri Lanka in Mumbai, Mohammed Shami shone with a five-wicket haul as Rohit SharmaThe led side crushed the visitors by a margin of 302 runs — their biggest win in the ODI World Cup — to enter the semi-finals.

Listed by the impactful banks of Shubman Gill (92), Virat Kohli (88) and Shreyas Iyer (82 off 56), India posted a total of 357 for 8 in 50 overs after the Sri Lanka skipper Kusal Mendis invited the side to bat first. What followed was absolute carnage from the Indian pacers.

Jasprit Bumrah set the tone with a first-ball wicket earlier Mohammed Siraj selected three. Mohammed Shami, who followed, claimed a five-wicket haul (5 for 18 in 5 overs) to help India wrap things up early.

With the win, India also regained the top spot in the Cricket World Cup 2023 points table.

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