Wasim Jaffer didn’t charge a single penny for playing Ranji Trophy for Vidarbha this year!


Nation Next Newsroom | Jan 9, 2018 16:17

Wasim Jaffer at the felicitation of Team Vidarbha by Vidarbha Cricket Association (VCA) at VCA Stadium, Civil Lines, Nagpur. (Photo by: Himanshu Pal/Nation Next)

There are some things which just brighten up your day and gives you a good feeling. This is one such thing! India’s highest run-scorer in first-class cricket Wasim Jaffer, who played a crucial role in Vidarbha’s historic win against Delhi in Ranji Trophy some days back, in an interview with a newspaper, has revealed that he played this Ranji season for Team Vidarbha for free!

Speaking to Hindustan Times, Jaffer revealed, “I had a contract with them last season where I was to be paid in three instalments – October, January and March. They wanted me to play a big part in their Ranji Trophy campaign. It didn’t happen due to injury but they never hesitated to pay me. In October I was unavailable due to injury so they didn’t pay, which was fair. But in January, I was fit to play but they didn’t use my services but they respected my contract and paid me the full amount. I wanted to return the favour and called them to say that I would play for free this season. It worked out well for both sides.”

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