Wasim Jaffer during a domestic game. (Source: BCCI)

Former India cricketer and one of the biggest names in domestic cricket Wasim Jaffer has been appointed as the head coach for Uttrakhand side.

Jaffer announced his retirement from the game after the conclusion of the last season. “I am becoming the head coach of any team for the first time. It is very challenging and something new for me, straightaway after my playing career and I’m looking forward to it,” Jaffer said over his appointment.

Jaffer was a part of the Vidarbha side for two seasons where they won the titles in 2017-18 and 2018-19 season and has played for Mumbai before that for a very long time.

The right-handed batsman accumulated a total of 19410 runs in 260 first-class matches at an impressive average of 50.67.

“I have heard that a lot of talented players are coming from there. I am hoping to turn them into good players and (Uttarakhand) as a good team,” Jaffer added.