India tour of Australia: Wasim Jaffer took a dig at Ricky Ponting over his comments slamming Australia batsmen for their lack of intent during their 8-wicket defeat to India in the Boxing Day Test in Melbourne.
Wasim Jaffer gives India vs Australia twist to Jofra Archer’s tweet (AP Photo)
- Wasim Jaffer comes up with witty post, taking a light-hearted jibe at Ricky Ponting
- Jaffer’s post came in response to a cryptic tweet from England pacer Jofra Archer
- India thrashed Australia by 8 wickets in the MCG Test to level the 4-match series at 1-1
Wasim Jaffer trolled Australia and their cricket experts while responding to a cryptic tweet from England fast bowler Jofra Archer. Jaffer, with his comment, pointed out Ricky Ponting’s U-turn after India fought back from defeat to clinch a memorable victory in the Boxing Day Test.
Wasim Jaffer, who is quite a social media star with his witty memes and posts, was at it again. “Yup. Also that’s some elite honesty right there,” Jaffer tweeted, responding to Archer’s cryptic post that read: “One thing bout them tables, they always turn.”
Jaffer’s post came after former Australia captain Ricky Ponting lashed out at the approach of Australian batsmen in the defeat in Melbourne, saying Shubman Gill and Ajinkya Rahane, during their mini partnership in the final innings when chasing 70, played more pull shots than the entire Australian batting unit.
Ponting was disappointed with the lack of intent in the Australian batting unit which was bundled out for 195 and 200 in the Melbourne Test. India came up with a collective bowling effort despite missing Mohammed Shami, Ishant Sharma and Umesh Yadav, who was ruled out after picking up an injury during the 2nd innings of the MCG Test.
“I can count on one hand in Two Test matches how many pull shots have been played, how many drives down the ground have you seen? You can’t tell me there haven’t been short balls bowled or full balls bowled. There have been enough,” Ponting said on Uplayable Podcast after India’s win.
“Shubman Gill and Ajinkya Rahane played more good pull shots than I think Australia have played in the two Tests.”
Ponting’s comments came days after he predicted that India, after the departure of Virat Kohli on paternity leave, would lose the Test series 4-0. India were handed an 8-wicket thrashing in Adelaide after being bundled out for their lowest-ever Test score of 36. However, under Rahane, India bounced back and handed an 8-wicket thrashing to Australia in Melbourne to go level at 1-1.