Wasim Jaffer made his First-Class debut in 1996/97 with Mumbai © Getty Images
Wasim Jaffer made his First-Class debut in 1996/97 with Mumbai © Getty Images

Wasim Jaffer has moved to the Vidarbha cricket team from Mumbai, if the latest reports are to be believed. Jaffer, who had a below-average season with the bat for Mumbai last Ranji Trophy, will replace Rakesh Dhurv in the side.

The move brings an end to his memorable 19-year stay with the Mumbai Cricket Team, for whom he scored nearly 10,000 runs in the Ranji Trophy. The graceful Mumbai batsman however, struggled in the 2014-15 Ranji season due to injuries, scoring only 22 runs in the two matches. READ: When Wasim Jaffer served notice with unbeaten 314 in 2nd Ranji appearance

Wasim will obviously bring in loads of experience and expertise. His presence will not only be handy in the batting department but also with regard to helping young batsmen from Vidarbha hone their skills and take their game to the next level,” Prakash Dixit, Vidarbha Cricket Association President, was quoted as saying to ESPNcricinfo. READ: Wasim Jaffer scores 50th First-Class ton

Jaffer’s transfer however, will come as a blow for Mumbai, who are now without any senior member in the side and are expected to field one of the most inexperienced sides in the upcoming Ranji season.