The ongoing Irani Cup 2018 between Ranji Champions Vidarbha and Rest of India (ROI) team is on its way to becoming a batting heavy match.
Vidarbha batsmen are pulverizing the ROI team, making them toil hard for the second day of the match as well. After Faiz Fazal (89) and R Sanjay (53) made ROI bowlers toil on a placid pitch, the hero for Vidarbha proved to be Wasim Jaffer, who slammed a brilliant double century and is still going strong.
He is well supported by G Satish, who has also scored a century. Jaffer hasn’t put a foot wrong during his innings, after he started the second day at 113* (his 53rd FC century). Rest of India's strong five-man attack, with quicks Navdeep Saini and Siddarth Kaul and three spinners in R Ashwin, Shahbaz Nadeem and Jayant has been unable to break through the defense of Jaffer.
Twitter was in awe of the consistency and patience shown by a true giant of Indian domestic cricket, Wasim Jaffer.
Here are some tweets from the cricket fraternity applauding a brilliant innings by Jaffer:
Wasim Jaffer is an inspiration. At 40, has scored a brilliant double hundred against a Rest of India attack also compromising Ashwin.— Mohammad Kaif (@MohammadKaif) March 15, 2018
Wasim Jaffer - The spirit of Indian domestic cricket. #IraniCup ????????????????— Jatin Sapru (@jatinsapru) March 15, 2018
So so happy to see #wasimjaffer still ruling the roost at a young age of 40. Amazed to see his hunger and passion. Guys like him make it worth watching and playing this sport. Respect.#iranitrophy @StarSportsIndia #awesomeness— Hemang Badani (@hemangkbadani) March 15, 2018
Double century for Wasim Jaffer. Class, composure and commitment to the game #iranitrophy— Cricketwallah (@cricketwallah) March 15, 2018
Wasim Jaffer now becomes the only fifth Indian batsman in fc cricket to make a 200+ after the age of 40!— Mohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) March 15, 2018
22 years ago in 1996 he was just 18 years when he made a triple century for Mumbai!#IraniCup #ROIvVID
Absolutely loved the reaction of Wasim Jaffer after hitting a boundary to reach 18000 runs!!! Looks at the dressing room, doesn’t understand the fuss behind them applauding for that shot! Raises his bat anyways and goes back to bat again! What a champion! #IraniCup— RK (@RK_sports) March 15, 2018