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newscricket5 months ago

Wanted to coach Vidarbha but they didn’t receive my call or messages, reveals Wasim Jaffer

Wasim Jaffer has revealed that although Vidarbha was his first preference for coaching, VCA Vice-president Prashant Vaidya didn’t receive his call nor did he respond to his messages. Jaffer has further added that he looks up to Balwinder Singh Sandhu and Chandrakant Pandit for coaching philosophy.
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newscricket6 months ago

Umesh Yadav's hustle prior to 2009 Duleep Trophy showed his determination, recalls Faiz Fazal

Faiz Fazal has recalled an incident from 2009 when Umesh Yadav and he were picked to play for Central Zone, when the pacer had reached the airport on his brother’s bike. The Vidarbha captain also remembered that Yadav was carrying a suitcase in one hand and his cricket kit on the other.
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newscricket6 months ago

Picking Rahul Dravid and VVS Laxman’s wickets gave me confidence, recalls Umesh Yadav

Umesh Yadav has revealed that picking up the wickets of Rahul Dravid and VVS Laxman in his five-wicket spell during the 2008-09 Duleep Trophy encounter between Central Zone and South Zone gave him confidence. He also added that prior to the clash, he was scared of bowling to the legendary duo.
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newscricket8 months ago

Two years of first-class cricket should be mandatory before playing IPL, suggests Chandrakant Pandit

Chandrakant Pandit feels that youngsters, after securing fat IPL checks, often lose their head and believes that they would need to be exposed to two years of first-class cricket before given an IPL opportunity. Pandit feels Ranji performances should be considered as important as IPL cameos.
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newscricket8 months ago

Reports | Wasim Jaffer to replace Chandrakant Pandit as Vidarbha head coach

A couple of days after Chandrakant Pandit exited Vidarbha coaching role for Madhya Pradesh, reports have emerged that Wasim Jaffer might replace the Mumbaikar in the role. Jaffer, who played the last two years of his first-class career with Vidarbha, retired from the sport earlier this year.
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newscricket8 months ago

Nobody expected Vidarbha to win back-to-back Ranji titles when I joined, says Chandrakant Pandit

Chandrakant Pandit, one of the most successful coaches in domestic cricket, reckons nobody expected his Vidarbha side to clinch back-to-back Ranji Trophy titles when he took over in 2017. Under Pandit, Vidarbha not only won their only two Ranji titles, they also backed it up Irani Trophy triumphs.
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newscricket8 months ago

Ranji Trophy 2020-21 | Chandrakant Pandit named Madhya Pradesh coach

Domestic cricket’s most successful coach Chandrakant Pandit has been named the head coach of the Madhya Pradesh team for the upcoming season. Madhya Pradesh finished seventh last season, while Pandit led the Vidarbha side to successive Ranji Trophy triumphs in 2017-18 and 2018-19.
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newscricket9 months ago

Wasim Jaffer had ability to attack without opposition realizing it, reveals Sachin Tendulkar

Legendary batsman Sachin Tendulkar praised the ability of recently-retired Mumbai batsman Wasim Jaffer to play attacking cricket without the opposition realizing it. Sachin lauded Jaffer’s calm nature and temperament while also reminiscing of the times Jaffer played in the Indian side.
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newscricket9 months ago

It is Wasim Jaffer's hard work that made him inspirational, admits Faiz Fazal

Faiz Fazal has revealed that apart from Wasim Jaffer's talent, it was his hard work and perseverance to put in the hard yards and strive towards success was the standout. The former also admitted to Vidarbha benefitting a lot from Jaffer's experience for the last four years, winning two titles.
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newscricket9 months ago

No one looks at consistent bowlers Akshay Wakhare and Jalaj Saxena, expresses Harbhajan Singh

Former Indian off-spinner Harbhajan Singh hit out at selectors for ignoring traditional finger-spinners in Team India setup says Wakhare and Saxena are consistent bowlers but no one looks at them. Wakhare has been part of the Vidarbha side that won the Ranji Trophy for two years consecutively.
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