Former India cricketer Wasim Jaffer has been setting the internet on fire with his unique tweets during the ongoing Border-Gavaskar Trophy. Recently, he fired shots at Australian skipper Tim Paine after the latter goofed up with DRS calls during day 3 of the 3rd Test at the Sydney Cricket Ground.
Meanwhile, with the new ball due in some over, Paine called Marnus Labuschagne to roll his arms to give his fast bowlers some rest. The part-time leg-spinner bowled a short pitch delivery which turned a fair bit before Rishabh Pant tried to pull and miss it completely.
Wasim Jaffer takes a dig at Tim Paine
Tim Paine grabbed the ball well down the leg side before making an appeal for a catch. No one apart from Paine was interested in the appeal. Not even the close-in fielders but the Australian skipper went for the review. It was close to Pant’s gloves but it didn’t take anything away while going to the wicket-keeper as Australia lost their 2nd review.
Soon after, Wasim Jaffer fired shots at Paine calling the DRS as ‘Don’t Review Skip’. Following the new trend on social media, Jaffer wrote that while DRS means ‘Dhoni Review System’ in India, the technology has a completely different meaning in Australia going by today’s play.
“: Dhoni Review System: Don’t Review Skip#AUSvIND,” Wasim Jaffer wrote on Twitter.
🇮🇳: Dhoni Review System
🇦🇺: Don't Review Skip#AUSvIND
— Wasim Jaffer (@WasimJaffer14) January 9, 2021
Meanwhile, speaking of the Test match, the game is currently evenly poised with the host leading by 158 runs while India reel at 180 for four with Cheteshwar Pujara and Rishabh Pant in the middle. Ajinkya Rahane and Pujara started slowly with the idea being to grind out the opposition but Pat Cummins’ relentlessness broke that partnership and Hanuma Vihari gifted his wicket by going for a suicidal run.
Since then, Rishabh Pant has looked positive and given India the much-needed impetus in the innings while Pujara has defended everything that has come his way. However, the post-lunch session will be crucial in the context of the game with the new ball due and the Australian pace attack coming all guns blazing at India’s all-rounders and bowlers.