Originally Posted by Ajfar
Average alone doesn't define a player. Jaffer was a pretry good test player when he used to open for India. I think he even has 1 or 2 double hundred under his name in Test Cricket. Nothing wrong with asking experienced player for advice even if they didn't have all that good of a career.
But there are better players that you could ask ie Tendulkar, Dravid or Clarke.