Michael Vaughan, the former England cricketer, is known for being very critical of the Indian cricket team and now once again, he has taken a dig at the Indian squad after it lost the first test match to the England side by 227 runs.
The English cricket team was on the tour to Sri Lanka before coming to India and there they defeated Sri Lanka by 2-0 in the 2-match test series. In the first test match against India which was played at Chepauk stadium, Chennai, the visitors were far superior to the hosts from the day one. The England skipper Joe Root who was playing his 100th test match played a brilliant knock of 218 runs and helped his team in posting a huge total of 578 runs in their first innings.
The England bowlers were also bang on target as they bundled out the whole Indian team for just 337 runs which gave a good lead of 241 runs to England. Though the England team was not able to score much in the second innings as they were all out for 178, they still gave a pretty good target of 420 runs to the Indian side. In response, the hosts were all out for just 192 and consequently, England won the first test match by 227 runs.
Few hours after the test match got over, the former English cricketer turned commentator Michael Vaughan took to the micro-blogging site Twitter for taking a jibe at the Indian squad by questioning it for not gifting a signed T-shirt to Joe Root as a gesture to acknowledge him for playing his 100th test match. There is no rule as per which the opposition team has to gift a signed T-shirt to the player who is playing his 100th test match but India did gift a signed T-shirt to Australian cricketer Nathan Lyon after he played his 100th test match which was the fourth test match of the series and was played at Gabba, Brisbane.
Michael Vaughan wrote, “India gifted @NathLyon421 a signed shirt for his 100th Test at the end of the Gabba Win … Did @root66 receive one today after the loss ?? Not sure if it happened? Can anyone confirm ?”
— Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) February 9, 2021
This certainly was not liked by the Indian cricket fans and they again did what they have been doing for quite some time now, i.e., trolling Michael Vaughan mercilessly for unnecessarily targeting the Indian team every now and then. Here are some of the selected reactions:
Dude @imVkohli helped @root66 when he got cramp and it was the first test India gave the signed jersey to @NathLyon421 after the last test of the series, And dude team India give respect to their opponent and that is more important than any signed jersey😊 https://t.co/eVRYacYjdw
— Aditya Bothe (@AdityaBothe1) February 10, 2021
He will recieve it after india win the series 3-1 .
— Ejaz (@ejazsherin1) February 9, 2021
They gifted him the test match instead https://t.co/aAMHuu28qJ
— Max Savochkin (@MaxSavochkin) February 9, 2021
Mr Vaughan being Mr Vaughan as always,Plz spare us from the wit and sarcasm.Just watch the game mate and be blessed you are in india.The exact land which suffered for centuries by your own.#Respect is earned not begged
Chenni hotel staff arranged a cake for root isnt that enough?? 😂
— Kawal7818 (@kawal7818) February 9, 2021
Kohli helped Root when he cramped. That's better than any signed jersey. I can confirm that.
— Cow Corner (@CowCorner183) February 9, 2021
We have gifted him win in his 100th test what would u expect more than this?
— . (@Frozen_viratian) February 9, 2021
Mr. Vaughan, plz try to spare positivity for the profession which has given you such fame & resources to write such hatred comments sitting in a comfortable place. Be little mature as loss & win are part of the game. What matters is how gracefully you accept it. Love from 🇮🇳 😊
— hemant (@hemant96702444) February 9, 2021
You don't go on to ask gifts from others.😑😑😑😑 https://t.co/Ch75MZOtEZ
— swajay_04 (@swajay04) February 10, 2021
We have kept it ready. Will handover after we win the series 3-1.
— Rajesh Abraham (@pendown) February 9, 2021
such a toxic words from former cricketer , that was last match of the series ; @root66 will also get at the end of series , but dont beg early, already english people loot indi a lot #EngvsInd #INDvENG https://t.co/KDDixeydtj
— Prashanth (@UrsPrashanth18) February 9, 2021
India will give root a signed t shirt .. let India win the series .. and then will return u the favour .. don’t b too sarcastic sir .. India always known for come back .. and b prepare for solid come back in next test
— Sahil Aggarwal (@Sa24102013) February 9, 2021
— Arjun Bhatia (@ARJUNBHATIA_) February 10, 2021
It should be earned don't beg for it..It was rahane and it was last match of the test series.. Typical England mindset..Looks like white wash prediction virus has entered your body again..This time not only words you may have to eat mirchi too..
— nikhil k patil (@nikhil1n) February 9, 2021
They gave him the test match in plater and you are talking about a Shirt . Huuh !! https://t.co/2pMXlOBw1Y
— Arnab Bhattacharyya (@TheBongGunner) February 9, 2021
It will be interesting to see what team India’s strategy will be in the second test match and what all changes it will make to attain the victory!