Michael Vaughan gets trolled for calling India’s bowling ‘garbage’ at Trent Bridge

Michael Vaughan gets trolled for calling India’s bowling ‘garbage’ at Trent Bridge

India, however, looked to be a far better side in the third Test with an improved batting and bowling performance so far.

Michael Vaughan
Michael Vaughan. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)

Former England captain Michael Vaughan found himself at the receiving end after criticising India’s bowling in the third Test at Trent Bridge. England found themselves in trouble after the visitors reduced them to 161 for 10 in the second session of the game on Day 2. The hosts had a good start by putting up 54 for the first wicket but then lost their way, thanks to some inspiring bowling from the Indian seamers.

Earlier in the day, India resumed from their overnight score of 307 for 6 but were bowled out for 329 with the last four wickets falling for just six runs. James Anderson, Stuart Broad and Chris Woakes took three wickets apiece. Captain Virat Kohli top scored for India in the first innings with 97. Vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane scored 81.

Vaughan, who was the captain of England the last time they lost a Test series to India in 2007, said in a tweet: “Lovely day for bowling as long as you bowl well …. So far India have bowled garbage …..”. He was immediately taken on by the Twitterati. One critic said in reply to Vaughan’s tweet: “Lol!!! garbage bowling took 6 wickets so far.” Vaughan then replied back to this tweet appreciating India’s comeback after the lunch, saying: “No garbage since Lunch …. outstanding display in this session!!!”

The former cricketer’s second tweet, however, saw more sympathisers than trolling with many viewing him as somebody who assesses games from an honest point of view.

Here’s how Twitter reacted

England are leading the Test series 2-0 after winning the first Test at Edgbaston by 31 runs and the following one at Lord’s by an innings and 159 runs. The Indian team was heavily criticised for handling the bat with butter fingers, failing to make any minimal mark in the games. Only Kohli stood out as the only exception, hitting a century and fifty in the first Test. A number of former players slammed India saying they were underprepared for the Test series as they played only one side game before the Test series.

India, however, looked to be a far better side in the third Test with an improved batting and bowling performance so far.