Michael Vaughan ridiculed for speculating an English victory at Trent Bridge
The users on the social media platform found his comments hilarious.
Updated - Aug 21, 2018 11:10 am
England currently find themselves in a rabbit as they require 498 runs to win the third Test against India at Trent Bridge in Nottingham. However, with a couple of days remaining and with a venomous bowling attack to face, the probability of an English victory seems low. After being set a monstrous target of 521 runs, Alastair Cook and Keaton Jennings played out nine overs.
Hardik Pandya’s spell turned the match in India’s favour as the visiting team amassed a lead of 168 runs to take the Englishmen by the scruff of their necks. Thereafter Virat Kohli and his men didn’t look back and kept piling on the agony for the Three Lions. After Kohli and Pujara saw India through to stumps on the second day, they buckled down and eventually added 113 runs for the third wicket.
India on the driver’s seat
Albeit Pujara got out to Ben Stokes, the Indian captain carried on his own merry way and notched his 23rd Test century. The Delhi-born cricketer agonisingly missed out on a ton by three runs in the first innings but made sure that he crossed the finishing time the second time around. After Hardik Pandya accomplished his fifth half-century in the format, India declared with the score at 352/7.
The odds of winning are well and truly in favour of the visitors and they wouldn’t want to give the Poms a sniff of getting a foothold back into the encounter. In the meantime, Michael Vaughan, the former English captain, reckons that the Brits have a chance of winning the match and seal the fate of the series as they have six sessions to have a crack at the mammoth target.
He took to Twitter and wrote, “Simple Equation … England have 6 sessions to Bat to win the series … !!!!!!!!!!!! #EngvInd”
Here is Vaughan’s tweet
Simple Equation … England have 6 sessions to Bat to win the series … !!!!!!!!!!!! #EngvInd
— Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) August 20, 2018
However, the users on the social media platform found his comments hilarious and they poked fun at the cricketer turned commentator.
Here is how Twitterati mocked him
@MichaelVaughan Are you seriously thinking about 6 sessions 😂😂😀😱.
Root must have asked whole team to pad up from first session coz he doesn't want any player to get timeout.
— DEEPAK GUPTA (@imDguptag) August 20, 2018
तेरी अभी तक उतरी नही क्या या फिर से पीकर बैठा है।
— arpit jain (@arpitjn) August 20, 2018
Soch mein moch aa gayi h lagta h Vaughan Sahab ki😂
— 💲 Sharad Patel 💲 (@iamsharad98) August 20, 2018
I found too much optimism in these words.
Keep it up.😎😎😎😎
— Abhishek Pandey🇮🇳 (@HAaP_23) August 20, 2018
In ur dreams baby😂😂
— Avi Kaushik (@avi_kaushik4) August 20, 2018
Simple Equation…..India need only 10 good delivery to win this test match.
— Sir K L RAHUL (@SirKLRahul) August 20, 2018