Former England skipper Michael Vaughan has sent a stern message to Team India and BCCI after England clinched their second T20 World Cup title at iconic Melbourne Cricket Ground. Notably, Jos Buttler-led side defeated Pakistan by 5 wickets on November 13 (Sunday) courtesy to incredible performances from Sam Curran and Ben Stokes.
Meanwhile, Team India, who were the favorites to lift the title, suffered shocking exit from the semi-final stage after England stunned mighty India by ten wickets at Adelaide Oval. Earlier, Rohit Sharma & Co. were knocked out of the T20 Asia Cup 2o22 in UAE suffering back-to-back defeats from Pakistan and Sri Lanka in the Super-4 stage of the continental tournament.
Taking note of Team India’s poor performance in big tournament, former England skipper has opined that India must swallow their pride and look towards England for some inspiration. In his column for The Telegraph, Vaughan wrote, “If I was running Indian cricket, I would have kept my ego aside and seek inspiration from England cricket. England should be winning the World Cups because they have the best squad, but we often see the best teams not living up to their billing. In the 2019 World Cup final, England had the rub of the green and they did this time as well.”
“England deserve luck because they have done things right for so long by committing to a style. England never panics. Due to their past experiences, they have learnt to hit the rich chord when it matters the most. They have great match winners and good game players,” Vaughan further wrote in his column.
Commenting on Team India’s horrific show in the ICC tournaments, Vaughan mentioned that Indians have done nothing since winning the 50-over World Cup.
“They are playing outdated game and have been doing for years. India is the most under-performing white-ball team in history. Every player in the world who goes to Indian Premier League says how it improves their game but what India has ever delivered,” Vaughan concluded.