I have zero tolerance for corruption, Michael Vaughan responds to abuse from Bangladeshi fans
Vaughan had earlier tweeted that two years ban is very less for Shakib.
Updated - Oct 30, 2019 10:51 am
As soon as the ICC banned Shakib Al Hasan for two years with one year of it suspended, former England skipper Michael Vaughan took to Twitter to opine himself on it. The ICC banned the ace all-rounder for his failure to report corrupt approaches from a bookie named Deepak Aggarwal. Shakib was approached by the man on a number of the occasion but the player decided against letting the authorities know about it.
And he duly faced the repercussions as the ICC slapped him with the lengthy ban. The ban is a huge blow for Bangladesh as Shakib is their best player. The southpaw is currently at No. 3, No. 1 and No. 2 in the ICC allrounders’ rankings for Tests, ODIs and T20Is respectively. In this year’s World Cup, he had starred for the Tigers with both bat and ball.
Shakib Al Hasan will be finally free to resume international cricket on October 29, 2020, subject to his satisfying the conditions in respect of the suspended part of the sanction. Michael Vaughan, nonetheless, said that Shakib should have been banned for a longer period. The former cricketer lashed out at the all-rounder for his casual attitude and said that he has no sympathy for the Bangladesh ace.
Michael Vaughan’s response to abuse:
Unsurprisingly, Michael Vaughan faced the wrath of the dejected Bangladeshi fans for his tweet. Hundreds of fans from Bangladesh took to Twitter to slam the England legend for his tweet on Shakib. However, it did not compel Vaughan to change his stance as he later reiterated that he has zero tolerance for corruption.
“For all you abusing I have zero tolerance for corruption … It doesn’t matter what team you play for .. Players these days know exactly what they can and can’t do .. also know they have to report anything .. if they don’t they know the consequences .. #EndOf,” tweeted Michael Vaughan.
For all you abusing I have zero tolerance for corruption .. It doesn’t matter what team you play for .. Players these days know exactly what they can and can’t do .. also know they have to report anything .. if they don’t they know the consequences .. #EndOf
— Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) October 29, 2019