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World Cup | 'Surely Jadeja Plays Today, India Would Be Daft To Play Him': Michael Vaughan Confuses Everyone Before New Zealand Semifinal

Written By Koushik Narayanan | Mumbai | Published:


  • Former England skipper Michael Vaughan tweeted a mind-boggling message that left Indian fans confused and wondering if the former skipper was being sarcastic or serious
  • The English commentator had tweeted saying it would be daft of India to play Jadeja in the playing eleven against New Zealand in the semi-final clash at Old Trafford on 9 July

Netizens were left bewildered after former England skipper Michael Vaughan took to Twitter to say that India's all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja's inclusion in the playing eleven against New Zealand at Old Trafford would indicate that India was 'daft'. Vaughan tweeted a very riddling message, leaving fans confused if the English commentator wanted Jadeja in the playing eleven or not. 

Here's the tweet posted by Vaughan: 

Mixed reactions ensued Vaughan's post, with some fans venting ire while the rest thought that the English commentator's tweet was filled with sarcasm and hence, continued to criticize Indian commentator Sanjay Manjrekar, who had a dose of bickering with Vaughan after the former Indian batsman called Jadeja a "bits-and-pieces" cricketer. 

Here are some of the reactions to Vaughan's tweet:

 Fans asked Vaughan to post another tweet, asking him to explain what he meant to say in his previous tweet.

Netizens wondered if the former English skipper had wrongly put out that it would be daft to play Jadeja in the playing eleven. 

Sanjay Manjrekar has been in the middle of the controversy for quite some time after he became extremely vocal about team India's issues such as Mohammed Shami's bowling, MS Dhoni's lack of intent and the middle-order woes. Fans severely criticized Manjrekar for preaching matters that were never put to practice by him during his stint with the national side.