Wasim Jaffer's father passes away

Wasim Jaffer played a key role in Mumbai’s Ranji Trophy win © Getty Images

Mumbai: Feb 1, 2013 

Mumbai‘s senior opening batsman Wasim Jaffer on Friday lost his father who passed away at the Lilavati Hospital in suburban Bandra following a brief illness.

Abdul Kader Jaffer, a former bus driver with the BEST (Brihanmumbai Electric Supply and Transport) undertaking, was 78, according to sources.

Former Test opener, Jaffer was recently declared the Man of the Match for scoring a century in the Ranji Trophy final against Saurashtra, which Mumbai won for the 40th time by an innings inside three days.

He has also been included in the Mumbai team that will take on the Rest of India in the five-day Irani Cup tie at the Wankhede Stadium from February 6.