Indian batting legend Wasim Jaffer could now be seen coaching Bangladesh’s batsmen soon as Bangladesh Cricket Board has approached him for the role of batting coach, a report in Sportstar suggests.
However, it is not yet clear whether he has been offered to work with the senior team, junior team or any other team.
He confirmed the development to Sportstar and said that he doesn’t know about the role yet.
“I don’t know the role yet. May be, they would like to give me a go at the national team because it is easier for (us) to relate to sub-continent players. Foreign people don’t have too much idea about the sub-continent conditions. It makes sense to get someone who has played cricket here and can help players on how to get used to the things. Let’s see how things go. It’s still in the pipeline,” Jaffer told Sportstar.
The 41-year-old is yet to retire from active cricket and has a very high chance of playing yet another first-class season for Vidarbha.
He is a professional player for Vidarbha, a team that he joined in 2015.
He is also a sort of mentor for the young team that won back to back Ranji Trophy title in n 2017/18 and 218/19 season.
Jaffer had a key role to play in title triumphs as he scored 595 and 1037 in the previous two seasons respectively.
If he joins Bangladesh’s senior team, then Jaffer will become second Indian member in Bangladesh’s coaching staff..
Sunil Joshi, the former Indian spinner, is already the bowling coach of Bangladesh’s senior cricket team.
The cricketing board had also acquired the services of Mithun Manhas as batting consultant during U-19 World Cup last year
He is now assistant coach of IPL franchise Royal Challengers Bangalore.
It remains to be seen if Jaffer is appointed as the batting coach of Bangladesh.
He is all set to fly to Bangladesh soon to play Dhaka Premier League and there it will be clear whether he will take over as coach or not.
The main focus will be on the fact whether he will retire from the game if he takes up the role.
For now, there are no signs that he will quit the game before the upcoming season.
Jaffer has played 253 first-class matches so far in which he has scored 19147 runs.
He is the highest run-scorer in the history of Ranji Trophy.
He also played 31 Test matches where he scored runs at 34.10.
Jaffer’s final Test came against South Africa in Kanpur in 2008.