Former England skipper Michael Vaughan has been quite vocal about his opinions in England’s ongoing tour of India. While Michael Vaughan has come up with plenty of witty and humorous tweets, he has not shied away from criticising their tactics when it mattered. On this occasion, Vaughan slammed England’s team management for not giving Moeen Ali enough opportunities.
England’s rotation policy, which was partly responsible for their Test series loss against India, once again came to the fore after their T20 rubber defeat. Moeen Ali, who returned home after playing only one Test, did not get an opportunity in the shortest format as the tourists stuck with Sam Curran for providing the late flourish. Nevertheless, Curran could not make a significant impact with the bat or ball and many wondered if Ali would have made the difference.
Moeen Ali featured in the second Test as a second spinner along with Jack Leach, replacing Dom Bess. He picked up eight wickets in the Test and blasted a quick-fire 43 in the second innings; however, it went in vain as India cruised to victory by 317 runs. The 33-year old has earned a spot in England’s ODI squad for the three-match ODI series against India and he will likely get an opportunity to prove himself.
Moeen Ali must be the greatest energy drinks mixer of all time: Michael Vaughan
Michael Vaughan took a dig at England’s management, tweeting that he has to be the greatest energy drinks mixer of all time. The 46-year old stated that it was baffling to know that he missed a couple of Tests not to feature in any T20 match.
— Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) March 20, 2021