The newly appointed coach of Ranji trophy side Uttarakhand Wasim Jaffer has said that he would like his side to play ruthless of brand of cricket.
The former Team India opener and one the greatest to have played Indian domestic cricket Jaffer earlier this year announced his retirement from all forms of the game and recently was appointed as head coach of Uttarakhand.
Wasim Jaffer after signing for the new role in Ranji trophy while speaking to BCCI.TV opened about his plans to approach his new role.
“I think the idea will be to play a ruthless brand of cricket – that is the best way to play. If you are thinking about playing for India or if you want to go a level up, that is the brand everyone plays. All the best teams, right from Australia and West Indies, whoever has been at the top, that’s the brand of cricket you need to play, the ruthless form of cricket while respecting the game, respecting the opposition. You don’t need to use bad language or anything, but you need to play that ruthless brand of cricket, ” Jaffer told BCCI. Tv.
“If you play like the ‘Khadoos’ brand of cricket that I played for Mumbai, I believe the best players will come out of that system. If the competition is high or if there is a cut-throat competition, you see the best players coming through. If you want to win trophies, if you want to be the best, that’s how you need to play. I will try and do the same thing. I have not seen anybody from the Uttarakhand side at the moment, but once I go there and see the team and we get the time to prepare well, that’s the kind of cricket (ruthless) we will like to play, ” He further said.
He said that he is yet to speak with the players but he knows little bit about the team as he has played against them.
“I have not got a chance to speak with the players (since the announcement). But I have played against them in the quarterfinals of the Ranji Trophy 2018-19. Last year, they had a disappointing season and I do not know the composition of the team yet. Once I go there and get a chance to interact with the team, I will know what we need to do and how to go ahead, ” He added.