Wasim Jaffer, the newly appointed chief coach of the Odisha cricket team, received a warm welcome by the Odisha Cricket Association (OCA) upon his arrival at the Bhubaneswar Airport on Friday. After taking charge, the former Indian opener started training sessions with the players, and he feels it’s a great responsibility to train this talented bunch.
Jaffer said that Odisha has always been there and thereabouts but hasn’t been able to cross the hurdle. Keeping this factor in mind, Jaffer feels his main job will be to boost the confidence of the boys and take Odisha to the next level. Jaffer will remain the head coach for two seasons till 2023.Hailing from Mumbai, Wasim Jaffer is one of the legends of Indian domestic cricket and a prolific Indian opener with a very impressive record.
He has played for Mumbai and Vidarbha Cricket Association in the BCCI Domestic Cricket tournaments. Jaffer has represented India in 31 international test matches and scored 1944 runs with a highest score of 212 runs in a single innings.
Apart from playing two One-Day International Matches for India, he has also played in the Indian Premier League for Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in 2008 and 2009.
Published: Diptiranjita Patra
Last updated: 25 July 2021, 05:12 PM IST