Wasim Jaffer vs Michael Vaughan: The team that has seen the most changes in the setup of the franchise for the IPL 2023 season is the Punjab Kings. It started with the management and coaching staff and also changed its captain. In this episode, the Punjab team gave the responsibility of the team’s batting coach to the former Test opener of the Indian team, Wasim Jaffer. Please tell that Jaffer has already done this responsibility for Punjab Kings. The franchisee shared the information about his appointment in a tweet.
Punjab Kings wrote, “What you were waiting for, meet our new batting coach Wasim Jaffer! Reply with a meme to welcome the King.”
How is it possible that there should be an incident in Indian cricket or IPL and former England captain Michael Vaughan does not stick his leg in it. Even after Jaffer was appointed as the batting coach, he did not remain silent. He turned to Twitter in his familiar style and wrote a stinging note. Vaughan wrote, “The one guy who got out on my ball is the batting coach! However, the war of words on Twitter between these two is not a new thing. These two have been seen confronting each other on many occasions on Twitter and making fun of each other.
After this, the IPL franchise welcomed Jaffer to the Punjab Kings by sharing a video in the form of a meme.
When Michael Vaughan dismissed Wasim Jaffer
In fact, Michael Vaughan took the first wicket of his career in the last innings of the first Test of the India-England series from 25 to 29 July 2002. In this match at Lord’s, Vaughan made Wasim Jaffer the first victim of his career. Jaffer, who was frozen at the crease, had scored 53 runs in 78 balls when Vaughan sent him to the pavilion, caught by captain Nasir Hussain on his own ball. This match is also memorable because of Ajit Agarkar’s innings. Agarkar scored an inning of 109 runs in this match. India lost this match by 170 runs.
Punjab Kings changed their entire coaching staff
Punjab Kings first appointed Trevor Bayliss as the head coach of the team, replacing former Indian captain Anil Kumble. After this, the IPL franchise also made Brad Haddin and Charles Langeveld a part of the coaching department. Brad Haddin has joined the team as an assistant coach while Langeveldt will play the role of bowling coach.
Punjab Kings released 9 players
Punjab Kings released a total of 9 players before the mini auction to be held on 23rd December, including captain Mayank Agarwal. Veteran opener Shikhar Dhawan was made the captain of the team in place of Agarwal.
Current team of Punjab Kings
Shikhar Dhawan (Captain), Shah Rukh Khan, Jonny Bairstow, Prabhsimran Singh, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Jitesh Sharma, Raj Bawa, Rishi Dhawan, Liam Livingstone, Atharva Taide, Arshdeep Singh, Baltej Singh, Nathan Ellis, Kagiso Rabada, Rahul Chahar, Harpreet Brar .
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