Rajendra Prasad Mohapatra

Former India opener Wasim Jaffer was appointed as the batting coach by IPL franchise Punjab Kings. Jaffer is currently with the Bangladesh U-19 team for their ongoing tour of Pakistan. The former right-handed batsman was also part of the franchise previously. 

Following Jaffer’s new role, former England captain Michael Vaughan took to Twitter to poke fun at Jaffer.

“Someone who got out to me is a batting coach,” Vaughan tweeted in jest.

Notably, Vaughan was referring to the 2002 Lord’s Test when he had dismissed Jaffer.

Jaffer and Vaughan’s banter on social media is well known. Both the former batsmen often pull each other’s legs on various social media platforms.

Jaffer was the batting coach of Punjab Kings between 2019 to 2021. But, he stepped down from his role before the 2022 auction. He will again be back in the Punjab dugout for the upcoming season. 

Meanwhile, Punjab also named former Australia wicketkeeper-batsman Brad Haddin as their assistant coach. Former South Africa pacer Charl Langeveldt has been appointed as the bowling coach of the team.