Jaffer picks India’s all-time ODI XI; no place for Dravid and Sehwag
Former Indian opener Wasim Jaffer made the headlines after he picked India’s all-time ODI XI. He took to his official Twitter handle and picked eleven players but shockingly, two significant players – Rahul Dravid and Virender Sehwag didn’t get a special mention as they miss out in Jaffer’s all-time ODI XI. However, after picking all-time ODI XI, Jaffer said that it was entirely his own opinion.
The former opener has chosen team captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni and besides this Rohit Sharma has got a place in his team, but the latter has not got a place as an opener.
Wasim Jaffer chose India’s most successful pair – Sachin Tendulkar and Sourav Ganguly. He picked Rohit Sharma at No.3. India’s current captain Virat Kohli has been positioned at number 4. The 2011 World Cup Winning Hero Yuvraj Singh is ranked at number 5 and MS Dhoni, the captain and wicketkeeper of this team is placed at number 6.
Jaffer picked former India captain Kapil Dev, who won the 1983 World Cup. Wasim Jaffer’s team comprises two spinners namely Anil Kumble and Harbhajan Singh / Ravindra Jadeja. Zaheer Khan and Jaspreet Bumrah are the two fast bowlers in the team.
India’s right-handed opener Wasim Jaffer played 31 Tests and 2 ODIs for India. Jaffer has scored 1944 runs at an average of 34.11 in Tests, including 5 centuries. His personal best score was 212. He retired from all forms of cricket in March this year.
Jaffer’s all-time ODI XI
Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Yuvraj Singh, Mahendra Singh Dhoni (captain and wicketkeeper), Kapil Dev, Harbhajan Singh / Ravindra Jadeja, Anil Kumble, Zaheer Khan and Jaspreet Bumrah.
— Wasim Jaffer (@WasimJaffer14) June 9, 2020