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Wasim Jaffer says, 'Will go out for dinner with family, first thing after lockdown lifts'

News Agencies | Updated on: 25 April 2020, 9:04 IST
Wasim Jaffer

With everyone continuing to follow self-isolation and social distancing to combat coronavirus pandemic, former Indian batsman Wasim Jaffer has revealed that the first thing he would do after the nationwide lockdown is lifted is to take his family out for dinner.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi had announced a lockdown to combat the spread of coronavirus in the country on March 24. This lockdown was earlier scheduled to end on April 14 and has been extended till May 3.

Among others to do things on Jaffer's list includes practice batting in the nets for an hour and going to the gym.

"As far as I'm concerned, after the lockdown is lifted, I would first like to take my family out for dinner. And then bat in the nets for an hour and go to the gym," Jaffer tweeted.

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On March 7, the 42-year-old veteran batsman announced his retirement from all forms of cricket, putting a hold on his two-decade-long cricketing career.

In 31 Tests, he scored 1944 runs at an average of 34.11 with 11 fifties and five centuries. He is one of the few Indian batsmen who has a double hundred in the West Indies. He made 212 against the hosts in St Lucia.

He played 260 first-class matches and accumulated 19410 runs with the highest score of 314. He has 91 ton and 57 half-centuries to his name. He is the first player to play in 150 Ranji Trophy matches.

He also became the first batsman to score 12,000 runs in Ranji Trophy, a major domestic tournament in India.


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First published: 25 April 2020, 9:04 IST