Former England skipper Michael Vaughan and former Indian batsman Sanjay Manjrekar on Tuesday and Wednesday engaged in a heated exchange on Twitter after the Indian questioned the flawed approach and thinking of England cricket team.
It all began when Manjrekar highlighted the bowling performance of England's Sam Curran, and suggested that the backing he got from his head coach Trevor Bayliss following defeat to West Indies exposed his team's flawed approach.
"Trevor Bayliss said that Sam Curran has endured the first bad game of his career. Curran has 15 wickets in 15 innings. So it’s more his batting Bayliss is talking about...Curran bats at no 8 & 9. Highlights the flawed thinking & approach of England," he wrote on Twitter.
Vaughan disagreed with his fellow commentator's views and highlighted how it was this very approach which helped England beat India 4-1 in 2018, a series in which Curran was one of the star players.
"The same flawed thinking that beat India 4-1 Sanjay.." Vaughan replied.
Though, Manjrekar did not hold himself back, and on Wednesday, suggested the reaction of Vaughan for his comments highlighted the flawed mindset.
"That you are reacting this way further highlights the flawed mindset. I rest my case," the former Indian batsman wrote.
England put in a poor display in the first Test against West Indies as they were beaten by 381 runs by the hosts at Bridgetown. It was a pretty limp display by the visitors, who were bowled out for a mere 77 in the first innings.