Michael Vaughan is known for his controversial comments and the former English captain has often been at the receiving end of Indian netizens for some of his comments directed at Team India and its players. The ex-cricketer, who is currently serving as a cricket expert for the IPL in India, wrote that India must be ‘bonkers’ to leave Rishabh Pant from the squad for the World Cup.
Minutes after Chief Selector MSK Prasad announced the 15-member team in Mumbai, Vaughan tweeted, “No @RishabPant777 in the World Cup Squad ... India must be bonkers !!!!!”
Later, he called as 'nonsense' England having an advantage at home in the World Cup by writing that the pitches will be dry and assist spin.
The Englishman’s recent tweet about seeing animals in the middle of the road in India had got backlash, but he had clarified that he was actually praising the country.
Vaughan's tweets about ‘vaseline’ on the bat saving VVS Laxman from being dismissed in the 2011 series was one of his most controversial tweets, while his other digs at India often receive heated responses from country's Twitterati.
However, Vaughan is not alone, even Viender Sehwag was among those who had named Rishabh Pant instead of Dinesh Karthik in his squad for the World Cup. Here's the full Indian squad for the tournament, starting on May 30.