Novak Djokovic’s chauffeur is a star batsman. England Cricket Board, are you listening?


(Photo Courtesy: Twitter/Novak Djokovic)

Tennis star Novak Djokovic, who is currently taking part in the ATP World Tour Finals in London took to Twitter to suggest a candidate for the England cricket team. The 32-year-old shared a photo with his chauffeur, Imran Bashir, who was seen holding a trophy in his hand and described him as a “famous batsman” for his local cricket team.

“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,” tweeted Djokovic.

He further asked England coach Trevor Bayliss to keep an eye on Bashir for future selection. “#TrevorBayliss @englandcricket, you should keep your eye on Imran. I think he is a strong candidate for your team,” Djokovic wrote.

This hilarious tweet then prompted the International Cricket Council (ICC) to invite him for a net session in the next year’s cricket world cup in June. “We know you try to avoid nets as a tennis player, but if you feel like mixing up your Wimbledon preparation next year, come down and have a net session at the Cricket World Cup!,” tweeted ICC.

Djokovic produced a masterful display to beat South Africa’s Anderson 6-2 6-2 on Saturday to set up an ATP Finals title showdown with Alexander Zverev.

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