‘Do not have an concept’: Ajinkya Rahane refuses to touch upon ‘communal choice’ row surrounding Wasim Jaffer
Chennai: India vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane on Friday steered away from the controversy surrounding home stalwart and his former Mumbai teammate Wasim Jaffer, who’s combating allegations of making an attempt to push religion-based picks throughout his stint as Uttarakhand coach.
Jaffer, who stop as Uttarakhand coach owing to a dispute with the state affiliation, has rejected the cost by the Cricket Affiliation of Uttarakhand officers that he favoured Muslim gamers within the group.
“Sir, I haven’t got an concept relating to this challenge, what has occurred, so I do not assume that I ought to touch upon this matter, as a result of I haven’t got an concept,” Rahane stated on the digital press convention on the eve of the second Take a look at towards England.
Rahane and Jaffer, who’s the main run-getter in Ranji Trophy, have collectively performed for Mumbai and the West Zone. In addition they have performed collectively for the Indian Oil Company.
The 42-year-old Jaffer, who performed 31 Exams for India and is a celebrated identify in home cricket, stated the cost levelled by CAU’s secretary Mahim Verma in a media report, had prompted him immense ache.
Jaffer had resigned on Tuesday citing “interference and bias of selectors and the affiliation’s secretary for non-deserving gamers” as the explanation.
“…jo communal angle lagaya (the communal angle that has been introduced up), that could be very, very unhappy,” Jaffer had stated in a digital press convention on Wednesday.
“They levelled an allegation that I’m in favour of Iqbal Abdulla, I needed to make Iqbal Abdulla because the captain, which is completely fallacious,” he had asserted.
Jaffer had discovered assist from spin legend Anil Kumble, a former India captain and coach who presently heads the ICC’s cricket committee, amongst others.
Former India gamers Irfan Pathan, Manoj Tiwary, and former Mumbai batsman Shishir Hattangadi have additionally stood behind Jaffer on the problem.
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