Cricketer-turned-commentator Michael Vaughan retired from international cricket in 2009. However, the former England captain still makes his presence known on social media by giving his opinions about current cricketing affairs. Michael Vaughan also interacts with his fans on Twitter and is known for posting hilarious tweets on the micro-blogging site. Quite recently, the 2005 Ashes-winning skipper responded to a user who claimed that Australia's Steve Smith is the best active batsman across all international formats.
During the recently concluded series-deciding third ODI between India and Australia, Steve Smith notched up his 9th ODI ton and his first after a gap of three years. Fans of the cricketer took to social media and posted their admiration for the Australian talismanic batsman. One such fan went ahead and described Steve Smith as the “finest active batsman” across all formats.
Steve Smith finest all format batsman at present. proved it yet again— Daniel Alexander (@daniel86cricket) January 20, 2020
His opinion did not seem to have gone down well with Michael Vaughan as the former English skipper responded to him in his own unique manner. Vaughan disagreed with his tweet and said that Virat Kohli, not Steve Smith, is the best all-round batsman at the moment. The former cricketer's followers lashed out at the Twitter user, accusing him of posting often against the Indian cricket team.
Disagree ... Virat is the best all round ... !! https://t.co/zJPt7v8ewS— Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) January 20, 2020
Meanwhile, India overhauled Australia’s 287-run target on the back of suave match-winning knocks from Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli. Rohit Sharma brought up his 29th ODI ton and captain Kohli registered his 57th ODI fifty to lead India to a 2-1 series victory. Team India will now tour New Zealand for full-fledged cricketing contests across formats from January 24 to March 4.