AUS vs IND: Wasim Jaffer’s ‘Decoding Message’ Guides Ajinkya Rahane After First Test Route


Wasim Jaffer has become a Twitter sensation thanks to his frequent memes and funny tweets.© Twitter

After the Indian team’s debacle with the bat in the first Test against Australia, former Indian batsman Wasim Jaffer had taken to social media to share a coded message with India’s deputy captain for the remaining three Tests, Ajinkya Rahane . Hidden in what appeared to be a motivational post, Jaffer’s message to Rahane was clear and simple – pick Shubman Gill and KL Rahul for the second test in Melbourne. On Wednesday, Jaffer – who has become quite a sensation on Twitter since announcing his retirement from cricket – chose to push the point further with another meme.


“Msg decrypted ??” he wrote along with a photo of Rahane and Team India coach Ravi Shastri.

Rahane can be seen with two fingers up. The photo has been edited to show Gill and Rahul’s names that Rahane’s fingers point to.

While a batting position has automatically been opened for the Indian team after Virat Kohli’s departure from Australia, Prithvi Shaw is also on the bench after poor appearances in both innings in Adelaide.

Shaw’s technical shortcomings have been discussed at length, with many calls to replace him on the team for the remainder of the series.

With Rohit Sharma still quarantined in Sydney, the opening of the second test is still open and Shubman Gill is the most likely candidate if management decides to drop Shaw.


Gill hit an impressive half-century in the second exhibition game before the Test series began.

The eight-wicket defeat in Adelaide means India is 1-0 behind in the series participating in the Boxing Day Test.

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