Novak Djokovic wants England Cricket to try out a member from his team
Image: Djokovic's Twitter

Turns out tennis legend Novak Djokovic does indeed have a connection with cricket. The 14-time Grand Slam Champion, currently playing the ATP Finals has praised his chauffeur, Imran Bashir, for doing well for his local cricket club, and in a light gesture, suggested the England Cricket Board to pay attention to him.

Djokovic took to Twitter and posted a picture of himself with his chauffeur Bashir, who has been part of his team for the last decade.

“Imran Bashir (my chauffeur for the #NittoATPFinals) has been part of #TeamDjokovic for 10 years! He is also a famous batsman for his local #cricket team. He received this trophy for best batsman of the year and we need to get it out there,” Djokovic posted on his social media.

Next up, Djokovic, addressing the England Cricket team, and its coach Trevor Bayliss, reckoned that Bashir might be a ‘strong contender’ for the national team, which is currently in Sri Lanka playing the second Test.

The ICC soon joined the banter and invited Djokovic for a nets session during the Cricket World Cup, which takes place in England between May and July, around which time the Wimbledon will also be taking place.

Djokovic will play in the semi-finals of the ATP Finals on Sunday against Kevin Anderson of South Africa.