‘May need a few apologies’ – Michael Vaughan has a message for ‘thousands of Indian fans’
Vaughan predicted New Zealand's victory in the WTC Final.
Updated - Jun 24, 2021 11:40 am
Former England captain Michael Vaughan’s prediction of New Zealand winning the ICC World Test Championship (WTC) Final came true, as the team defeated India by eight wickets on June 23 in Southampton. Vaughan is never shy to take sly digs at Indian fans.
This time the 46-year-old posted a sarcastic tweet relating to his previous match prediction tweet and how he needs an apology from thousands of Indian fans, who roasted him for the bold statement. Interestingly, apart from Vaughan, Alastair Cook too felt the Kiwis will triumph in the marquee clash.
Now, the cricketer-turned-commentator is back yet again with a cheeky tweet, “I think I may need a few apologies from the thousands of Indian fans in a few hours for my awful prediction that NZ would win the Test championship final … #OnOn #TestChampionshipFinal,” Vaughan tweeted.
— Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) June 23, 2021
This is not the first time for Vaughan when it comes to taking digs at Indian fans. He had also predicted New Zealand as the favorite to win the ICC Cricket World Cup in 2019. This statement was made before the high-octane marquee semi-final clash between India and The kiwis.
Virat Kohli lavishes praise on the New Zealand team after winning the WTC Final
Kohli was gracious enough to accept the defeat in the post-match press presentation and gave credit to New Zealand for playing consistent cricket throughout the match. India’s collective failure in the batting department cost them the game in a low-scoring encounter. With India posting 217 and 170 in the second innings, the pressure on the pacers and spinners was too much in the end.
“First up, a big congratulations to Kane and his team. They’ve shown great consistency and heart, and pull off a result in three days. They put us under pressure throughout the Test and did extremely well to win,” Virat Kohli said at the post-match presentation ceremony.
Apart from winning the WTC Final, New Zealand managed to beat England 1-0 in a two-Test series. The consistency in winning key moments in both the WTC Final and in the Test series helped them come out on top against India and England respectively.