Michael Vaughan amid too much heat after his distasteful comment on Indian cricket team
Michael Vaughan stated that India might have pitch issues instead of quarantine protocols issues.
Updated - Jan 7, 2021 7:01 pm
India and Australia are up against each other in a four-match Test series, and it is levelled 1-1 at the moment. The fourth Test was all set to be conducted in Brisbane, but Indian management stated earlier that it has some reservations over Cricket Australia’s quarantine rules in Queensland. In the same light, former English skipper Michael Vaughan has received too much backlash for an unusual dig at the Indian cricket team over their reservations to go Brisbane.
India are committed to getting involved in the final Test match of the series at Gabba commencing 15th January, only if the hotel room protocols are sorted well in time. However, Vaughan felt that quarantine rules might not be the actual reason behind India’s reluctance. It can be pitch issues as Australia boasts an excellent record in Brisbane, where they haven’t lost a Test in the last 33 years. And, this is why Indians don’t want to play in Gabba.
“Covid restrictions or the Pitch in Brisbane they are concerned about?” Vaughan tweeted, but it invited a huge criticism. Right after his comments, he received a lot of flak from cricket fans around the world. Vaughan is known for his unusual comments and pinpointing India on various occasions. Here is how Twitter reacted to his comments.
Michael Vaughan received much backlash on Twitter
How loose your thinking can be? It tells how scared Australia is, because if any pitch assists India even 10%, chances of Aus victories suffer a downward spiral. You can’t play on any pitch in India and playing your old dirty tricks. Make some sense plz. Do u know MENTAL FATIGUE?
— Kane Army DSZ (@DeepTakkar3) January 7, 2021
Any body from bcci confirmed this ? This aus media is simply creating issues .
— Mohit (@Mohit55319790) January 7, 2021
Idiot we have beaten them at Perth besides look at ur team unable to win single match and have audacity to mock India
— sameera madabhushi (@sameerasame) January 6, 2021
They will show you who's the boss. 😂
— Harminder singh (@21harminder) January 7, 2021
Michael vaughan truly legend at the Gabba.. and expert in playing in Covid restrictions pic.twitter.com/b9PqaYiIJC
— Varun Ghatge (@varunghatge) January 6, 2021
Ur board is so poor that they accept whatever we say. so nw keep crying.
— shail8 (@Shailabhya) January 6, 2021
Not the kind of banter I expected for Ind vs Aus 🇮🇳
— Mohit Sondhi 🇮🇳 (@msondhi31) January 6, 2021
What is your problem mate? Your team is not playing na, so just keep quiet, no need to give so much advises.
— Abhi (MSDIAN💛) (RAINA💛) (INDIA💙💙) (@ms_dhoni071981) January 7, 2021
Begani match m @MichaelVaughan Deewana😀😁😁
— abhi (@imabhi454) January 7, 2021
What are you smoking mate?
— I Love Mithunda (@ilovemithunda) January 6, 2021
It was only sometimes back where Vaughan added that India would be smoked 0-4 in the four-match Test series. His comments came after India’s too dismal show in Adelaide. However, when India put up a great at MCG, he took a U-turn and lauded the team’s and Ajinkya Rahane’s efforts. However, he again went on to add that Australia will defeat India 3-1 in the ongoing Test series.
People thrashed him with a lot of comments and a fan added that how loose his thinking can be. “How loose your thinking can be? It tells how scared Australia is because if any pitch assists India even 10%, chances of Aus victories suffer a downward spiral. You can’t play on any pitch in India and playing your old dirty tricks. Make some sense plz. Do u know MENTAL FATIGUE?” a fan’s comment read.