Michael Vaughan, the former English cricketer, has always been quite critical of the Indian cricket team and he must have got habitual of getting roasted by the Indian Twitterati by now. Last time he was trolled badly when he predicted that the Aussies would clean sweep the recently concluded 4-match test series against India but the Indian cricket team proved him completely wrong and won the series by 2-1.
India lost the first test match which was played at Adelaide but then they won the Melbourne test match, saved the Sydney test match by ending it in a draw and also won the last test match which was played at Gabba, Brisbane, where the Australian players hadn’t lost a test match in the last 32 years.
Now Michael Vaughan has once again got trolled by the Indian cricket fans because of his controversial tweet in which he has tried to prove that Joe Root is better than the Indian skipper Virat Kohli when it comes to playing spin. The former English cricketer made an attempt to strengthen his views by posting stats as he wrote that Joe Root averages 70.7 against the spin bowling while his Indian counterpart averages 69. He added that against off-spin Joe Root’s average is 71.2 while Virat Kohli averages only 53.1; hence Joe Root is a better player of spin of the two.
Michael Vaughan’s tweet read, “Joe Root aves 70.7 v spin, Kohli 69.0 … But against off-spin specifically: Root 71.2, Kohli 53.1. !!! So @root66 is factually a better player of spin than Virat … #Fact #INDvENG”
— Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) February 7, 2021
Soon the tweet was noticed by the Indian cricket lovers and they started trolling him. While some asked why Michael Vaughan didn’t include the stats for leg-spin, there were few who asked how the former England cricketer ignored the fact that Virat Kohli has played more against the spinners.
Here are some of the selected tweets:
Interesting point. Esp as Kohli doesn’t play against Ashwin https://t.co/SnoJfLRtDD
— Shekhar Gupta (@ShekharGupta) February 7, 2021
— shreyank patel (@shreyankp80) February 7, 2021
Kohli 27 centuries in 87 matches
7 double hundred
Rooot 20 centuries in 100 matches
4 double hundred
Let that sink in 🙌
— 🇮🇳 (@madmax29580547) February 7, 2021
Playing a dangerous game Vaughany🤣 https://t.co/PlNbF3Hvp6
— Yassin Mulohwe (@YMulohwe) February 7, 2021
Why these bloody comparisons all the time.
— Gillian Price (@Gillian_Price) February 7, 2021
Root total hundred 35, virat total hundred 70, now tell me who is better
— ajit dane (@adaneajit) February 7, 2021
But who is the best batsman in the world, Mr. Poor series predictor? It is Kohli. King Kohli.
— Shanmugam Ramu (@sramu) February 7, 2021
Kohli – 70 intl centuries
Root – 35 intl centuries
Kohli = 2 Root 👍 https://t.co/dbwxLalXts
— HariDaDa.. (@haridada_) February 7, 2021
Subtly inserted FACTUALLY there.
Deep inside you know who is better. https://t.co/TKC7YQs5zG
— ChandlerStinson (@ChandlerStinso1) February 7, 2021
The England cricket team has started the Indian tour with a bang by winning the first test match by 227 runs and the English skipper Joe Root certainly deserve all the praise and the Player of the Match award for his knock of 218 runs in the first innings. The English squad has taken the lead by 1-0 and it would be interesting to see whether the Indian cricket team will be able to make a comeback in the second test match or not.
What are your views in regard to Michael Vaughan’s tweet?