Michael Clarke and Michael Vaughan enjoy a friendly banter on Twitter

Michael Vaughan
Michael Vaughan. (Photo by Ben Radford – Visionhaus/Corbis via Getty Images)

The third Test between India and Australia at Ranchi ended in a draw as Aussie batsmen Shaun Marsh and Peter Handscomb batted with great resolve to frustrate the Indian bowling attack with their solid partnership. But amidst the battle going on the field, there has been a lot happening off the field as well.

Yesterday former English skipper Michael Vaughan teased the Australians on Twitter after watching them struggle against the Indians. The Ashes-winning captain took to Twitter to express his thoughts on the game as he tweeted – “My weekend has been poor . “Wednesday,England Rugby losing ..Too many G & Ts ..But you can always rely on Aussie cricket to brighten it up !”

Vaughan came up with this tweet when Indian batsmen Cheteshwar Pujara and Wriddhiman Saha were handling the Aussie bowling attack very comfortably which kept the visitors on the back foot. India dominated proceedings on Day 4 as they managed to gain a 152-run lead after the Australians posted 451 in the first innings.

But the fact cannot be ignored that the Australian batting lineup batted pretty well in the first innings and has now gained control over the Indian bowling in their second innings too, courtesy to a steady partnership between Shaun Marsh and Peter Handscomb.

Looking at Vaughan’s tweet, former Aussie captain Michael Clarke defended his team on Twitter. Clarke tweeted “I thought you were talking about Australia’s batting buddy.. hahaha”

The former Australian skipper quoted his tweet and replied, “I see Yorkshire are saving Australia again ….. @phandscomb54 !!!!”

Clarke’s tweet clearly points out that Australia is doing pretty well with the bat and it mocks Vaughan’s tweet too. The Aussies eventually managed to save a Test. So the battle looks to have taken a good shape on and off the field between India and Australia and promises to intensify as they travel to Dharamshala for the final game.

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