Michael Vaughan Praises 'Belter' Indore Wicket, Fans Begin The Banter

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Michael Vaughan was once again at the receiving end on social media after he had termed the Indore wicket as a 'Belter' in the first Test against Bangladesh.

Written By Karthik Nair | Mumbai | Updated On:
Michael Vaughan

Michael Vaughan seems to be following Indian Cricket very keenly for some time. Vaughan's comments on social media usually are at the receiving end. He was recently trolled for making an early prediction about next year's ICC World World T20 after England's T20I series win against New Zealand. In fact, not too long ago, he had commented that Test matches in India are boring when India were outplaying South Africa in all departments. This was said with reference to the Indian pitches. However, in a rather surprising manner, the former English skipper came forward to appreciate the Indore wicket during the first Test between India and Bangladesh.

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Michael Vaughan calls Indore wicket a 'Belter', gets trolled

During Day 1 of the first Test match between India and Bangladesh at the Holkar Stadium in Indore, Michael Vaughan took the micro-blogging site and wrote that the Indore pitch is a belter i.e. the one that offers the advantage to the batsman. However, India had bundled out Bangladesh for a paltry score of 150 and the Indian fans were very annoyed as they thought that the former England captain was taking the credit away from the Indian bowlers. Even though Vaughan might have praised the wicket but he was once again at the receiving end. Here are some of the reactions.

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India skittle Bangladesh for 150

Bangladesh skipper Mominul Haque won the toss and decided to bat first. However, the visitors failed to put up a resistance and their innings never really took off as the Indian bowlers picked up wickets at regular intervals. Mushfiqur Rahim (43) and Mominul Haque (37) were the only Bangladeshi batsmen who managed to hang around for a while but could not convert their starts into big scores as they were bundled out for a paltry score of 150 in the 59th over. For India, Mohammed Shami was the pick of the bowlers with figures of 3/27 at an economy rate of 2.08 including five maidens whereas, Ishant Sharma, Umesh Yadav, and Ravichandran Ashwin picked up two wickets each. India in their first innings lost the important wicket of Rohit Sharma for six. Nonetheless, Mayank Agarwal and Cheteshwar Pujara have so far added 72 runs for the second wicket stand. Agarwal remained unbeaten on 37 while Pujara was not out on 43. 

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