Shardul Thakur and Ben Stokes. PC-Getty
Shardul Thakur and Ben Stokes. PC-Getty

England skipper Ben Stokes was dismissed for 25 on day 2 of the Edgbaston Test. The side was finally bowled out for 284 and handed India a 132-run lead in their second innings when they could have scored much more. The England skipper got a life early on as he was dropped by Shardul Thakur off the bowling of Mohammed Shami. As it turned out, it was Shardul who eventually dismissed him after Jasprit Bumrah took a brilliant catch at mid-off.

Former England skipper Michael Vaughan tore into Ben Stokes for gifting his wicket away and not valuing his wicket away in this crucial Test match. Stokes said at the toss that his side would play an attacking brand of cricket but Vaughan felt that Stokes gave his indications too soon to the opposition team.

Talking to Cricbuzz Michael Vaughan said that Stokes should give thought to his dismissal and should learn to prize his wicket. He also commented on his captaincy style and his overall approach to the game.

Ben Stokes Seems To Be Going Far Too Soon: Michael Vaughan

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“I hope Ben Stokes tonight is in his room and thinking. Dancing down the wicket is not working for him, he’s a better player than that. Ben Stokes seems to be going far too soon and he is almost gifting the opposition his wicket. His leadership qualities are outstanding but fundamentally, don’t give the opposition team what they want” said Michael Vaughan.

The former England skipper said that a deficit of 132 runs is way too much against a quality side like India. The Men in Blue have now taken the lead to 257 and will look to get close to 400 on day 4.

Michael Vaughan (Image Credits: Twitter)
Michael Vaughan (Image Credits: Twitter)

“A 132-run deficit against a top-quality side like India is way too much. I hope all the other England players are watching Jonny because he showed last week against NZ when England were 55/6. You have to defend or leave the good balls, it is not always just swinging your hands.”

India will resume their second innings on day 4 at 125/3 with Cheteshwar Pujara 50* and Rishabh Pant 30 * unbeaten at the crease.

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Anshuman Roy

A Hardcore Cricket Enthusiast Having Previously Worked With Cricwizz, Circle of Cricket, Times Now, The Quint, Cricfit and Now With Cricket Addictor.