Michael Vaughan slams India for getting all out on 92 vs New Zealand

Dixit Bhargav
|Published 31/01/2019

Vaughan slams India for getting all out on 92: Former England cricketer couldn’t believe India’s performance in the fourth ODI.

India’s under whelming batting performance has spread a wave of shock across the cricketing fraternity. Having watched India belt the Kiwis thrice in a row, the news of them succumbing to swing is hard to digest for several former cricketers.

Among one of them was former England captain Michael Vaughan, who ‘couldn’t believe’ India being bowled out for 92 in the fourth ODI of the ongoing India’s tour of New Zealand at Hamilton. Vaughan took to his Twitter account to express his opinion on India’s shambolic performance.

Former Australia opening batsman Mark Waugh was quick to share a response on Vaughan’s tweet. Waugh opined that India’s performance in the fourth ODI is a ramification of them playing without their ‘best batsmen’.

Having witnessed the participation of the Australian, Vaughan gave the impression of not letting go of an opportunity to take a dig at him. The 44-year old, who was recently seen in a commentary stint at Big Bash League, reminded Waugh of Australia getting bundled out on 60 in 18.3 overs during the fourth Test of the Ashes 2015 at Trent Bridge.

While Vaughan might have been successful in mocking Waugh, he himself was at the receiving end of the same medicine when New Zealand fast bowler Mitchell McClenaghan brought up England getting all out on 123 against New Zealand during the ninth match of ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 at Wellington.

Apart from expressing his disbelief, Vaughan also questioned the Indian selectors for not including wicket-keeper batsman Rishabh Pant in the ODI squad. Having impressed one and all during the Test series against Australia, the 21-year old cricketer allures a lot of support these days regarding him becoming a regular across formats for India.

Other than Vaughan, Waugh and McClenaghan, the official Twitter handle of Cricket Australia also pointed out India’s biggest defeat (in terms of balls remaining) in ODIs.

It is worth mentioning that Vaughan’s tweet didn’t go down well with the Indian fans as they ended up defending the Indian team’s performance. Read some Twitter reactions on the same below:

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Dixit Bhargav

Dixit Bhargav

Born and brought up in Pathankot, Dixit Bhargav is an engineering and sports management graduate who is currently into his fifth year as a Cricket Editor at The SportsRush. His first cricketing memory dates back to 2002 when former India captain Sourav Ganguly had waved his jersey at the historic Lord’s balcony. What followed for an 8-year-old was an instant adulation for both Ganguly and the sport. The optimist in him is waiting for the day when Punjab Kings will win their maiden Indian Premier League title. When not watching cricket, he is mostly found in a cinema hall watching a Punjabi movie.

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