Former England skipper Michael Vaughan has made it a habit of getting into war of words with Indian fans every now and then. Recently, he faced the flak from a number of fans after criticising the nature of pitches on offer during the Test series between India and South Africa. In all the three Tests, India piled up big totals and made light work of the Proteas to win the series 3-0.
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Michael Vaughan, on Thursday, took to Twitter to once again talk about the pitch for the ongoing first Test between India and Bangladesh. Both the teams are taking on each other at the Holkar Cricket Stadium in Indore. Bangladesh won the toss and decided to bat first only to rue it a bit later. They were off to a disastrous start as India’s pacers wreaked havoc.
Bangladesh lost three wickets for just 31 runs before Mushfqiur Rahim and skipper Mominul Haque steadied the ship. Both the players rode their luck and made sure that the Tigers do not lose any more wicket before the lunch break. At one stage, it looked like both Rahim and Haque are set to post big scores.
Michael Vaughan also perhaps felt the same and was quick to opine about the nature of the pitch, writing: “This Test Match pitch in India is a belter”.
However, the India bowlers soon made Vaughan eat his words by destroying Bangladesh’s middle order. The visitors crumbled soon after the lunch and lost wickets in a heap to find themselves reeling at 8 down for 140 from 99 for 3.
This is when one Indian fan decided to give it back to Michael Vaughan, saying that the ex-cricketer has no idea about Indian pitches. Not only that, he also said that the England legend’s only claim to fame is leading his country to victory in the 2005 Ashes.
Bangladesh are now 140/7 . This guy has no idea about indian pitches . His only claim to fame is ashes 2005 and nothing else https://t.co/ZTuJyX24za
— Clairvoyant (@rajrohit26) November 14, 2019
But Vaughan being Vaughan had the last laugh as he shot back by posting a sarcastic reply, writing:
“This is one is very good Raj lad .. Not a bad claim to fame though I guess .. !! I did win the golden boot for Baslow Fc in 1996 in Peak District football league as well”
This is one is very good Raj lad .. Not a bad claim to fame though I guess .. !! I did win the golden boot for Baslow Fc in 1996 in Peak District football league as well .. #OnOn https://t.co/p1gjlKzpvU
— Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) November 14, 2019