Adam Gilchrist
Adam Gilchrist (R) (Credits: ESPNCricinfo)

Former England skipper Michael Vaughan has a knack of winding up fans and others on Twitter. Time and again, Michael Vaughan comes up with tweets that sees him getting the heat from the fans as well as cricketers. Recently, he was involved in some exchange of tweets with former India batsman Manjrekar. The episode ended with Manjrekar blocking Michael Vaughan.

Well, the ex-cricketer-turned-commentator has now successfully managed to rile up yet another former cricketer and this time he is the legendary Adam Gilchrist. It all began when Michael Vaughan took to Twitter to take a swipe at Australia’s struggles in the second semifinal against England in the World Cup.

With Australian bowlers failing to contain the England batsmen, Michael Vaughan cheekily tweeted:

“The Aussies should try bowling in Barefoot !!!! ? #CWC19”

The tweet was in reference to Australia’s pre-match drills when the entire team walked barefoot on the field. A day before the game, the Australian players had removed their shoes and socks on the Edgbaston turf and had walked a lap of the outfield barefoot before gathering in a circle for 30 minutes. The ritual was already mocked heavily by the English media and Michael Vaughan rubbed more salt to it.

Adam Gilchrist then finally lost his cool and called Michael Vaughan an idiot. The former Australia batsman took to Twitter to re-tweet Vaughan’s message while writing:


But then again, Vaughan was up to his old tricks as he took another dig at Gilchrist after the game by posting the following clip.

Talking about the game, England thrashed Australia by 8 wickets to storm into the final. After restricting Australia to a modest 223, England chased down the total inside 33 overs with Jason Roy‘s 85 leading the way. England will take on New Zealand in the final at Lord’s on Sunday (July 14).

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