World Cup 2019: Michael Vaughan lashes out at Indian fan, calls him ‘idiot’
Vaughan’s sarcasm did not go down well with one Indian fan who lashed out at him. He called Vaughan a “typical ex-player-turned-expert”.
Published - Jun 6, 2019 6:34 am | Updated - Jan 10, 2020 8:33 pm
Former England captain Michael Vaughan is never shy of speaking his mind out. The 44-year-old has his fearless takes on things and even if that lands him at odds with the fans, he doesn’t care much. On Wednesday, as India launched their campaign in the ICC World Cup 2019 against South Africa in Southampton, Vaughan had an unpleasant experience after expressing an opinion but did not stop from hitting back at his critics.
Vaughan had said in a tweet during the game between the Asian and African powerhouses that Kedar Jadhav is his new favourite bowler. There was clearly a touch of sarcasm in Vaughan’s remark since Jadhav, who returned to the Indian side after fighting an injury, did not get any wicket. As the sixth bowler of the side, the batting all-rounder conceded 16 runs from four overs without bowling any maiden over.
Indian fan lashes out at Vaughan over his remark on Jadhav
Vaughan’s sarcasm did not go down well with one Indian fan who lashed out at him. He called Vaughan a “typical ex-player-turned-expert” but taunted him saying he was not among the best of the players that England have produced. He further accused England’s player-turned-experts saying they only follow non-England players when they play in England and often treat them with disdain.
Typical English ex-player-turned-expert. Even the best of them (Vaughan isn’t one of them) only follow non-England players when they play in England, and even if they’ve played there before, they react like they’re watching them for the first time, often with condescension. https://t.co/LEUTVJHpV6
— Karthik Krishnaswamy (@the_kk) June 5, 2019
The former England cricketer was livid with the tweet and directly hit out at the fan saying: “Oh shut up you idiot….”.
Oh shut up you idiot …. https://t.co/G51VgQfdmp
— Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) June 5, 2019
The fan is a Bengaluru-based cricket-writer.
Meanwhile, Vaughan also reiterated that his prediction of India getting an easy win over South Africa came to be true. He was earlier bashed by the Indian fans for making the forecast for on many cases, the former cricketer’s predictions have been found to be erroneous.
India restricted South Africa to 227 for 9 and then lost only 4 wickets to make those runs with 15 balls to spare. Opener Rohit Sharma hit a scintillating 122 not out off just 144 balls to script the victory while Yuzvendra Chahal shone with the ball by picking up 4 wickets while conceding 51 runs in his 10 over stint in his World Cup debut match.