Michael Vaughan Backs Graeme Smith, Says 'he Is Exactly What SA Cricket Needs'

Cricket News

Michael Vaughan has backed Graeme Smith after the former South African skipper backed out from the post of Cricket South Africa (CSA) Cricket Director

Written By Karthik Nair | Mumbai | Updated On:

Micheal Vaughan was one of the best captains in the history of English cricket history. He had led England to the finals of the ICC Champions Trophy 2004 and an Ashes triumph in 2005 against Ricky Ponting's mighty Australia. Even though his tweets do not go down well with people and he gets trolled for his comments, this time, he has come out in support of a fine cricketer and someone against whom Vaughan has played a lot of cricket as well. He is the former South African captain Graeme Smith.

READ | Graeme Smith withdraws his interest for the CSA Director of Cricket role

Michael Vaughan backs Graeme Smith

Graeme Smith had expressed his desire for the role of CSA (Cricket South Africa) Director of Cricket but now, he has withdrawn his interest for the role. Smith took to social media and shared a note where he had mentioned that he is backing out from the role. Meanwhile, Micheal Vaughan took to the micro-blogging site and wrote it was a shame that Cricket South Africa (CSA) could not Graeme Smith a black canvas to get on with the role. Vaughan then admired Smith by saying that he is exactly what South African cricket needs. Read Micheal Vaughan's tweet here.

READ | MS Dhoni feeding a baby girl on her ‘Annaprashana’ is a Children’s Day gift for fans

Graeme Smith withdraws his interest 

Taking to the micro-blogging site, Graeme Smith wrote that following the news in the media this week that he had interviewed for the CSA Director of Cricket role, he felt it necessary to confirm that he has unfortunately withdrawn his interest for the role. Smith also mentioned that he would have loved to take up the role then revealed what made him back out. He wrote that he has not developed the necessary confidence that he would be given the level of freedom and support to initiate the required changes.  The former captain also added that his passion for the nation's cricketing fortunes remains steadfast before expressing his heartfelt best wishes to whomsoever taking up the role. Smith concluded by saying that he will continue to support the teams and give his advice and guidance whenever he can. 

READ | Ashwin gets stumped by reporter's 'clean & pure' question, makes honest admission

READ | IPL: Jasprit Bumrah's quick reply to Trent Boult's tweet on joining Mumbai Indians

By 2030, 40% Indians will not have access to drinking water