Write his name in sand: Wasim Jaffer names Cummins as frontrunner for Australian captaincy with cheeky comment  |  Photo Credit: Instagram
- Wasim Jaffer was asked by a Twitter user whether Pat Cummins can captain Australia or not
- Wasim Jaffer backed Pat Cummins as one of the frontrunners for Australian captaincy
- However, Wasim Jaffer also subtly mentioned the infamous infamous Sandpaper Gate scandal in his tweet
At a time when Cameron Bancroft’s explosive revelations have opened up a can of worms in the Australian cricket spectrum, former India opener and Punjab Kings (PBKS) batting coach Wasim Jaffer used the infamous Sandpaper Gate scandal to praise Australian pacer Pat Cummins. Jaffer, who has raised his stocks on social media with his sly digs and witty remarks, was quizzed about Cummins’ captaincy credentials by a Twitter user.
As Jaffer remains active on Twitter and occasionally shares his two cents on cricket-related discussions, the former Indian batsman was asked whether pace ace Cummins is a future captaincy candidate or not for the Baggy Greens. “@WasimJaffer14 what do you think will Cummins become Aus captain?,” the Twitter user had shared his query for the Ranji legend on the microblogging site.
Taking cognisance of the query, Jaffer backed Cummins to take over the captaincy reigns in the future but with a twist. Known for his unique sense of humour and subtle tweets, Jaffer opined that the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) pacer is one of the frontrunners to become the captain of the Australian national team. “He’s one of the frontrunners. But write his name in sand and not yet on paper,” Jaffer said.
The former Indian opener later deleted the tweet although his response soon became the talk of the town on social media. Jaffer’s cheeky response was in reference to the ball-tampering scandal that took place in 2018. Banned for nine-months for his involvement in the 2018 Sandpaper Gate scandal, Bancroft recently revealed that Australian bowlers in the team might have slight knowledge about the ball-tampering plot.
Bancroft feels it was ‘self-explanatory’ that the bowlers knew about the ball being tampered by the Australian players during the Cape Town Test between Australia and South Africa. In the aftermath of the ball-tampering scandal, former Australian skipper Steve Smith and David Warner were slapped with one-year bans.