Former England captain Michael Vaughan has been in the headlines for the past couple of days, mainly due to his comments against Virat Kohli. Michael Vaughan took a dig at Virat Kohli, claiming that if Kane Williamson were Indian, he would have been the greatest player in the world and that the Kiwi captain is equally an all-format great. After Salman Butt deemed the 46-year old’s comments as irrelevant, Vaughan has hit back.
Former Pakistan skipper Salman Butt slammed Michael Vaughan for criticizing Virat Kohli’s achievements, claiming that the Indian captain has scored several ODI centuries so far and the Englishman could not manage even one. Salman Butt hailed Virat Kohli for the ease with which he has won India matches, especially while chasing and lauded his staggering consistency.
At the same time, Butt felt that Kane Williamson is equally a genius player and might take points in terms of captaincy; however, in terms of players, there remains a massive gap. The former Pakistan opener also believes that there is no need of comparison as Kohli comes from a country that has an enormous fan base. Moreover, the 32-year old has dominated the batting rankings for a long period of time due to his consistency.
In turn, Michael Vaughan hit back by saying that he has not paid attention to the headline and believes that Salman Butt is entitled to his opinion. But the 2005-Ashes winning captain wished the southpaw had a clear line of thought during the 2010 series in England when he was one of the three players involved in spot-fixing.
Below is Michael Vaughan’s tweet:
No idea what the headline is … but I seen what Salman has said about me … that’s fine and he is allowed his opinion but I wished he had such a clear thought of mind back in 2010 when he was Match fixing !!! https://t.co/EkDWuH7Vi4
— Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) May 16, 2021