England vs India: Michael Vaughan faces heat from Twitterati for his extreme optimism

England vs India: Michael Vaughan faces heat from Twitterati for his extreme optimism

The third Test between India and England has been oscillating this way and that like a well-balanced pendulum.

Michael Vaughan
Michael Vaughan. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

The third Test between India and England has been oscillating this way and that like a well-balanced pendulum. From India dominating the Test match in the majority of the first three days, England seem to be inching into the driver’s seat on the fourth day. Michael Vaughan recently tweeted about the possibility of England winning the ongoing Test and found himself in the eye of a hilarious troll storm.

England, in spite of having lost a few early wickets in the form of Keaton Jennings, Joe Root, Ollie Pope and Alastair Cook, have managed to claw their way back into the game. The tentative partnership that blossomed between Ben Stokes and Jos Buttler has kept the hosts afloat by culminating into a 130+ runs partnership. While India need 6 wickets to win their first Test of the series, the hosts need to battle out another day and a few hours more to inch towards a draw or a possible victory.

Vaughan tweets, lands in an epic troll storm

Veteran English cricketer and now a prolific commentator, Michael Vaughan recently tweeted an optimistic and partly sarcastic tweet in favour of England being able to beat the odds and win the third Test match. He counted out the number of sessions that England needs to bat through in order to clinch the series with a 3-0 lead and wrote in his tweet, “Just the 4 sessions now to win the series …#ENGvIND.”

No sooner did he post his tweet, incredulous Twitterati ripped the post into shreds, replying with hilarious trolls and memes to counter Vaughan’s optimism. While some questioned the cricketer’s judgement, others laughed it off. Having set a stiff target of 521 runs aided by Skipper Virat Kohli‘s century, India would’ve hoped to end the proceedings of the Test match in the fourth day itself. However, the English middle-order had put up excellent resistance and seems to be battling through to safe waters.

Here’s what Michael Vaughan tweeted:

Here are some of the hilarious troll replies to Vaughan’s tweet: