'I am...' - Ajay Jadeja comes up with clear-cut three-word answer on question of coaching Pakistan Cricket Team

Ajay Jadeja was active as a mentor for the Afghanistan Cricket Team in the recently concluded ODI World Cup 2023, in which Afghanistan finished at the sixth spot.

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Ajay Jadeja and Pakistan Cricket Team (File Photo: Twitter)

Ajay Jadeja and Pakistan Cricket Team (File Photo: Twitter)

Afghanistan performed brilliantly in the recently concluded ODI World Cup 2023 last month; Hashmatullah Shahidi’s side finished at the sixth spot in the prestigious cricket quadrennial. A huge credit was given to the former Indian cricketer Ajay Jadeja, who was there in the role of mentor in Afghanistan.

He played a crucial role in Afghanistan’s journey of winning four out of the four 9 matches, they played in the tournament. Meanwhile, Afghanistan’s mentor in the ODI World Cup 2023 and former Indian cricketer, Ajay Jadeja was asked about the question if he wants to coach the Pakistan Cricket Team or not.

"Pakistan were once like Afghanistan." - Ajay Jadeja 

Jadeja came up with a witty three-word reply in response to this question which also went viral both on social and mainstream media headlines.

“I am ready,” replied Jadeja during a conversation with Sports Tak on being asked about coaching of Pakistan Cricket Team.

“I shared my learnings with Afghans and I believe Pakistan were once like Afghanistan. You could say wanted to in the face of your teammate,” he added later.

Notably, Pakistan are currently set to be in action in the upcoming three-match Test series against Australia starting with the first Test in Perth on Thursday, December 14, 2023. Currently, the team is in action in the four-day tour game against the Prime Minister XI at the Manuka Oval in Canberra.

Here’s a look at the Pakistan squad for the upcoming three-match Test series against Australia:

Shan Masood (C), Aamir Jamal, Abdullah Shafique, Abrar Ahmed, Babar Azam, Faheem Ashraf, Hasan Ali, Imam-ul-Haq, Khurram Shahzad, Mir Hamza, Mohammad Rizwan (WK), Mohammad Wasim Jnr, Noman Ali, Saim Ayub, Salman Ali Agha, Sarfaraz Ahmed (WK), Saud Shakeel and Shaheen Shah Afridi.

Notably, Ajay Jadeja was one of the Indian cricketers who faced the prime team of Pakistan in the era of the 90s, be it in the 1992 ODI World Cup, 1996 or the 1999 ODI World Cup.

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