Twitterati troll Michael Vaughan for supporting Rohit Sharma over Chennai pitch criticism

Twitterati troll Michael Vaughan for supporting Rohit Sharma over Chennai pitch criticism

Twitterati didn’t miss out on a chance to troll the Englishman for his comment.

Michael Vaughan
Michael Vaughan. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images for ECB)

During the first two Tests between India and England, Michael Vaughan, the former Brits’ skipper, lashed out at the slow and low pitches at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai. However, the veteran supported Rohit Sharma over ‘making full use of home advantage’ after the latter’s press conference on Sunday, February 21.

Rohit, during the media interaction, was clear cut in saying that there haven’t been many alterations to the nature of the surfaces in India. During the Chepauk Tests, the pitch offered turn from the first day itself and the track only deteriorated as the matches progressed.

Every team makes full use of their home advantage: Rohit Sharma

“Pitch remains the same for both teams, I don’t know why this discussion happens so much. Pitches in India are being prepared in the same manner for many years now. I don’t think there have been any changes in that regard or there should be any changes,” Rohit was quoted as saying during a press conference.

In the first two Tests, Ravi Ashwin dictated terms on Joe Root and Co. Not only did he get wickets, but also scored his fifth ton in the format. Axar Patel, who made his Test debut in the second Test, also got a five-wicket haul. From England, Dominic Bess, Moeen Ali, and Jack Leach were also amongst the wickets.

“Every team makes full use of their home advantage. When we go out, the same happens there as well, they don’t think about us. So, why should we think about anyone?. What we like and what is our team’s preference, we should do that… this is what home or away advantage is all about.

“Otherwise, take out the home and away advantage away and play cricket without it. Tell ICC to make a rule, setting identical norms for pitches in India and outside,” Rohit added.

After the BCCI uploaded a clip of Rohit’s conference on Twitter, Vaughan replied with “Totally agree.” In the meantime, Twitterati didn’t miss out on a chance to troll the Englishman for his comment.

“Don’t know if you understood what Rohit was saying,” a fan wrote. “Look who just agreed,” another fan wrote.

Here’s how the netizens reacted: