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T20 World Cup 2022: Wasim Jaffer cracked up social media with a cheeky request to British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak after former England cricketer Michael Vaughan gave his take on the India vs England semi-final.
India took on England in the second semi-final in Adelaide (AP Photo)
By India Today Web Desk: Former India opener Wasim Jaffer was at it again on social media. Even as there were nervous moments in the lead-up to the big-ticket T20 World Cup 2022 semi-final between India and England at the Adelaide Oval, Jaffer cracked up social media with his cheeky request to British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak. Yes, you read that right.
Wasim Jaffer took to social media to urge British PM Rishi Sunak to install internet jammers in Yorkshire after local lad and former England cricketer Michael Vaughan shared his thoughts about the semi-final match after England’s express pacer Mark Wood was ruled out of the contest due to an injury.
Michael Vaughan called India favorites for the semi-final after Mark Wood was ruled out but Jaffer perceived it as reverse jinxing. Notably, Jaffer has been unimpressed with Vaughan’s attempts to reverse jinx matches for England in T20 World Cup 2022.
“Hi @RishiSunak ! Kindly request you to put a mobile signal jammer in Yorkshire for next few hours. I’m sure it’ll be seen as a goodwill gesture towards India. Thanks,” Jaffer said in a funny tweet.
Vaughan had said: “Huge blow for England .. Wood not fit .. !! India are now favorites.”
Jaffer’s response was widely shared on social media as the former opener has been keeping the mood light with his tweets during the T20 World Cup 2022 season.
Despite not having Mark Wood, England did a wonderful job in the first 15 overs, keeping them down to 100 for 3 after Jos Buttler won the toss and opted to field in the second semi-final.
India lost KL Rahul early to Chris Woakes after which Rohit Sharma struggled to get going. Chris Jordan, who replaced Mark Wood, got the big wicket of Rohit, who managed just 27 off 28 balls.
Leg-spinner Adil Rashid delivered a decisive spell, giving away just 20 runs and picking up the huge wicket of Suryakumar Yadav for 14.