Michael Vaughan predicts India’s easy win against South Africa; gets roasted on Twitter
India are bossing the game at the moment.
Published - Jun 5, 2019 11:37 am | Updated - Jan 10, 2020 8:26 pm
Michael Vaughan is a busy man on Twitter. The 44-year-old former England captain never holds himself back from expressing his thoughts irrespective of the reactions. On Wednesday, Vaughan predicted India to bag an easy win over South Africa in their opening match in Southampton in World Cup 2019. His prophecy though wasn’t liked by the Indian fans and they asked him to desist from making such forecasts.
There is though a reason for this backlash. Just like the great Pele in football whose predictions about World Cup winners never go right, Vaughan’s forecasts on winners in cricket matches often go awry. Last month, Vaughan had predicted that MS Dhoni’s Chennai Super Kings (CSK) would win the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2019 against Mumbai Indians in the final. As it turned out, the CSK lost by one run.
There was not much difference between India and South Africa in terms of their rankings in the ICC list but form-wise, India were a tad ahead. South Africa have lost to England and Bangladesh after getting 300-plus targets and another loss would mean they would get closer to the exit door.
— Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) June 5, 2019
On Wednesday, Proteas captain Faf du Plessis won the toss and elected to bat. Jasprit Bumrah was quick into action by picking up both the South African openers Hashim Amla and Quinton de Kock cheaply. Amla returned into the side after missing the match against Bangladesh. He was hit on his helmet by England pacer Jofra Archer during the opening match at the Oval on May 30.
India have beaten South Africa only once in World Cup
India have won only once against South Africa at the World Cup and it was a 130-run win in Australia in 2015. Shikhar Dhawan scored a century on that occasion to help the Men in Blue win. Prior to that, South Africa beat India in 1992, 1999 and 2011 editions. In 1999, they had played their first match at Hove and South Africa were the winners on that occasion by four wickets.
South Africa were delivered a blow as their veteran spearhead Dale Steyn was ruled out of the tournament with a shoulder injury and was replaced with Beuran Hendricks. The left-arm seamer though was not playing against India and Chinaman bowler Tabraiz Shamsi replaced an injured Lungi Ngidi in the game.
Meanwhile, the fans weren’t happy with Michael Vaughan predicting the outcome of the game and the former England cricketer had to face the backlash.
Here are some of the trolls:
A panoti chup kar???? pic.twitter.com/pA3ZHxWq3h
— Rinmayee???? (@Rinmayee_003) June 5, 2019
I’m officially worried now????
— Ajit Patra ???????? (@apatra861) June 5, 2019
Isko Ind vs Pak match se duur rakhna koi !
— Singghh (@Singh_iz_Kingh) June 5, 2019
This will be remembered as the day when Michael Vaughan wasn’t a panauti!!
— Saurabh (@SteynGun_) June 5, 2019
Chuppppp hojaaa yrr tu ????????
— arun kumar (@arun_dhuwan) June 5, 2019
Don’t try to jinxx #TeamIndia
It won’t work against us
— Deepak Sharma (@Imdeepak_s) June 5, 2019
???????????? ab main aa gayi hu India ko harane wala paida nahi hua ????
— Saanvi (@Lil_MissTrolls) June 5, 2019
If India lose this then you know reason ????????
— Happy???????? (@Cricketician_) June 5, 2019
Meherbani karke for God’s sake please don’t support India ????????????
— Vibhuti ✨???????? (@VibhutiRaina) June 5, 2019
The same way it was an easy win for England against Pakistan ? ????
— Umar Ali (@UmarAli7) June 5, 2019
Why are you jinxing it
— AKash (@akash_1984) June 5, 2019
remember Indians he said same for England.
he curses timely and effectively.????
— KING AZAM (@ResetCricket) June 5, 2019