He has abundance of runs in the domestic circuit but nine years since making his debut for India, Wasim Jaffer is yet to cement his place in the national team and the Mumbai opener says he doesn’t know how to impress the selectors, who seemed to have overlooked his exploits.
Jaffer made his Test debut for India in February 2000 against South Africa and since then has been on and off the team but everytime he was shown the door, the lanky batsman went back to the domestic circuit and scored runs to strengthen his claim.
“Really, I don’t know how to impress the selectors. I have scored over 13,000 runs in first class cricket and 1,260 runs in last Ranji season. I don’t think they (selectors) have taken note of it.
“That’s all what I can do and will continue to do to make them realise I am still good to play for India,” Jaffer, whose team Indian Oil crashed out of the inaugural Sahara BCCI Corporate Cup without playing a single match in Dharamsala said.
Jaffer, who last played for India in April last year, also expressed his displeasure over the Test batsman tag associated with him, saying it hurts him when people categorise his talent.
“Test cricket is the pinnacle of the game for every player, not just me. But having said that it doesn’t mean, I can’t score runs in ODIs and T20s. It is wrong to categorise a player. If he is good, he is good in all formats,” said Jaffer, who scored 1,944 runs in 31 Tests for India.