Former England captain Michael Vaughan has been immensely active over social media in the last few months and made some debatable tweets. Michael Vaughan’s likely effort to irk the Indian cricket fans seems to be working well as he keeps trending on Twitter fairly regularly. The 46-year old has yet again managed to do the same by claiming that New Zealand might have been World Test Champions had the game taken place up north.
New Zealand nudged slightly ahead at the close of day three after bowling out India for 217 in Southampton. Kyle Jamieson’s fifer included the wickets of Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, Rishabh Pant, Ishant Sharma, and Jasprit Bumrah. After that, Tom Latham and Devon Conway built a 70-run stand, with the latter scoring a half-century. But Ishant Sharma got rid of Conway for 54 late in the day to give India some hope.
Nevertheless, rains once again played spoilsport on day four similar to the opening day, washing it out entirely. It left likely only two possibilities, the first being a New Zealand victory or a draw. Meanwhile, Michael Vaughan, who made headlines on the opening day after tweeting that rains had saved India, was once again in the mix. He took a dig at the Indian team again after a tad underwhelming overall performance.
Michael Vaughan believes that if the World Test Championship final occurred on the north side, we would not have missed even a minute of play. The 2005 Ashes-winning captain feels that as a result, the Kiwis would have been champions by now. Vaughan had also strongly backed New Zealand to beat India in the Test Championship final on multiple occasions.
Below is Michael Vaughan’s tweet:
— Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) June 22, 2021