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.
Updated - Aug 21, 2018 9:26 pm
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:
Just the 4 sessions now to win the series …. #ENGvIND
— Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) August 21, 2018
Here are some of the hilarious troll replies to Vaughan’s tweet:
One is in India, and second one is in England.! pic.twitter.com/t6v7nYlRFI
— Reyansh Modi (@imBmodi7) August 21, 2018
What do you Smoke???
— JP Jain (@tanishq_87) August 21, 2018
You are funny like your one day international average
— Ronnie Chopra (@RonnieChopra1) August 21, 2018
Don’t be stupid @MichaelVaughan India 🇮🇳 still winning the test
— Trent Halpin (@doggies005) August 21, 2018
This man seems to be KRK of cricketing world 😂😂
— Gaurav (@Mahi_ind) August 21, 2018
— சின்னா (@chinnaa_psv) August 21, 2018
Don't underestimate your Team. They are capable of losing all the 10 wickets in one session…
— Brutal Batsman (@BrutalBatsman) August 21, 2018
Stop dreaming, & live in the present.
The reality is your team is just 6 wickets away from an embarrassing defeat…
— Anupam 🏏 (@Anupam183) August 21, 2018
— Khan Pirzada (@saaiien) August 21, 2018
Like having a Bread and Butter?
— Bashit Behlim (@bashitbehlim) August 21, 2018
Better pray for Rain…..!🤣 #ENGvIND
— SIVA (@THALA_IVAR) August 21, 2018
😂….ग़ालिब , ख्याल अच्छा है।
— Lavanya (@Imnotyourwish) August 21, 2018
And just 6 good balls for India ..
— Shivang aggarwal (@IamSA24) August 21, 2018
I'll stop watching cricket if that happens.
— Siddharth (@Siddhar57168063) August 21, 2018
Today the game will be over. Have a good rest 2rw
— Induneshan sachu (@induneshan) August 21, 2018
Plz count hours as well 😂😂
— Shah 👑 (@shahnomics) August 21, 2018
R u kidding me?
— Swarup Panda (@vsnpnk2) August 21, 2018
If England win, will you do a @GaryLineker and present the next TMS in your boxers?
— Sahil Oberoi (@SahilOberoi1) August 21, 2018