Wasim Jaffer was a role model to Vidarbha players, says Chandrakant Pandit


Indian home cricket’s most profitable coach, Chandrakant Pandit was shocked to study communal allegations levelled at Wasim Jaffer throughout his brief stint as Uttarakhand coach.
Pandit’s three-year partnership with Jaffer did wonders for Vidarbha cricket as they received the Ranji Trophy for the primary time in 2017-18 after which efficiently defended the title in 2018-19. Pandit strongly defended Jaffer. “It is surprising to learn that Wasim tried to affect gamers over faith. I’ve recognized Wasim for a very lengthy and labored intently with him throughout my time at Vidarbha. He was a role model to all the kids no matter caste or faith. He would solely speak about proficient gamers who he thought would profit the group. And more often than not, these gamers had been Maharashtrians,” Pandit, who’s at the moment the coach of Madhya Pradesh, instructed mid-day.com from Indore.
Cricket Association of Uttarakhand secretary Mahim Verma alleged that former India opener Jaffer backed religion-based choices and invited maulvis to the dressing room. Jaffer in a press convention on Wednesday quashed the allegations. He insisted that he stop as Uttarakhand coach solely due to the bias displayed by the selectors and secretary for non-deserving gamers. The solely factor he modified is the group slogan, to ‘Go Uttarakhand.’
Pandit hailed Jaffer as a group man. “He is an out-and-out group man. If any participant was deserving, he would speak about him. It didn’t matter what faith he belonged to. He was a bridge between me and the remainder of the gamers. He could be my go-to man,” stated Pandit.




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