Michael Vaughan, the former England skipper turns 45 on October 29, 2019. Since his retirement, Vaughan has been heavily involved with broadcasting and has also been very active on his social media handles. On the occasion of his birthday, let us take a look at some of Vaughan's tweets that got Indian cricket fans talking.
In what was a very commendable cricketing observation, Vaughan pointed out Rohit Sharma's absence in India's Test line-up after his sublime form in the 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup. His wishes came true in October 2019 when Rohit was selected to open the batting for India in Test match cricket. 500 runs and a series whitewash later, it is safe to say that Vaughan was onto something.
I see you have picked that bits and pieces cricketer !!! 😜 https://t.co/ChwxTgH76Y— Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) July 6, 2019
During the World Cup, former India batsman and now commentator Sanjay Manjrekar called Ravindra Jadeja a 'bits and pieces' cricketer and questioned his presence in India's playing XI. Manjrekar later proceeded to add Jadeja in his predicted playing XI. Vaughan was not slow in pointing out the irony.
If only India had a couple more Bits & pieces cricketers .... !!! #CWC19— Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) July 10, 2019
After Ravindra Jadeja single-handedly almost won India the World Cup semi-finals, Vaughan made this tweet referring to Sanjay Manjrekar's comments on the all-rounder yet again.
Test Match Cricket pitches in India are boring ... The first 3/4 days the contest is far too in favour of the Bat ... needs more action for the bowler ... My thought of the day ... #INDvSA— Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) October 11, 2019
During India's dominant white-wash of the South Africans in October 2019, Vaughan called out the predictable nature of Indian pitches and the support that they provide the batsman with. Indian fans took the tweet very personally with many attacking the nature of England pitches which tend to help fast bowling.
Even after the heavy flak, his previous tweet received, Michael Vaughan stood his ground as he appreciated Ravindra Jadeja's performance against South Africa. He acknowledged Jadeja's contribution but also added how the game will be similar to the ones before because of the pitch's nature.