|Wasim Jaffer Quick Information|
|Date of birth||February 16, 1978|
|Husband or wife||Ayesha Jaffer|
Wasim Jaffer is an Indian former professional cricketer, who represented his country between 2000 and 2008, primarily as an opener in the longer formats of the game (31 Tests and 2 ODIs). In the Indian domestic circuit, he played in all 3 formats for his home city team of Mumbai (1996–2015) and later for Vidarbha (2015–2020). He captained Mumbai’s record-expanding and historic 38th and 39th place Ranji Trophy (the major domestic first-class cricket competition in India) titles in 2009 and 2010. In 2018, he also captained Vidarbha. Ranji Trophy title, hitting the winning boundary in the final match. In IPL (Indian Premier League), he played for Royal Challengers Bangalore (2008-2009). In March 2020, he announced his retirement from all forms of cricket.
name at birth
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Professional Cricketer (Retd)
- father Abdul Kader Jafar (Bus Driver)
- siblings – Kaleem Jaffer (Older Brother) (Cricket Coach), Naeem Jaffer (Older Brother). He has another elder brother.
- other – Armaan Jaffer (Nephew) (Professional Cricketer), Fatima Jaffer (Niece) (Cricketer)
10 – Royal Challengers Bangalore (IPL)
6 feet or 183 cm
79 kg or 174 lbs
girlfriend / spouse
Wasim has dated –
- Ayesha Jaffer (2002-Present) – Wasim started dating Ayesha in 2002 and they got married in 2006. They have 2 children together – a son and a daughter.
Caste / Ethnicity
- toned physique
- short cut hair
- friendly smile
- sport a thick beard
Wasim Jaffer Facts
- A prodigious child, Wasim was picked up for big things from a very young age. During his illustrious school career, he once played a mammoth innings of 400 not out. He was around 15 years old at the time and that particular innings helped secure his entry into first-class cricket.
- In just the second match of his first-class career, he scored a triple century. This score of 314 not out had set many new records for Mumbai. This was the first time in history that a batsman had scored a triple century for Mumbai away from home. Also, his 459-run partnership with Sulakshana Kulkarni made the pair the first pair for Mumbai to cross the 400-run partnership mark.
- A veteran of domestic cricket in general and first-class cricket in particular, he has several records to his name. Ranji Trophy, With over 12,000 runs to his name in the competition, he is above anyone else as of December 2022. The next highest run-scorer had not even crossed the 9,500-run mark.
- In December 2018, he scored his 55th century in first-class cricket. During the quarter-final match of the 2018–19 season Ranji TrophyHe scored 19,000th overall in his first-class cricket career.
- In January 2019, he also became the most capped player in Ranji Trophy History when he appeared in his 146th match in the competition surpassing Madhya Pradesh legend Devendra Bundela’s record of 145 matches.
- His Test debut (February 2000), last Test (April 2008), ODI debut (November 2006), and last ODI (November 2006), incidentally, all came against the same opposition – South Africa.
Featured image by Wasim Jaffer / Instagram