Actions speak louder than words, they say. Actions did speak loudly for Australia but once they won the T20 World Cup 2021, Adam Zampa, who played a key role in their T20 World Cup-winning campaign made sure, he spoke too. Zampa took a dig at former England captain Michael Vaughan who had given the Kangaroos little chance to win the competition but backed teams like England, India, West Indies, New Zealand and Pakistan.
The best part about Zampa’s post was that he just shared a picture from their dressing room celebrations after the T20 World Cup triumph and captioned it with the exact quote from Vaughan. “I’ll say it now, I don’t give Australia much chance. In t20 cricket they have struggled. I don’t see Australia doing too much. England, India, West Indies, New Zealand, Maybe Pakistan?” he captioned the picture.
Here is the pic he posted:
Zampa was the pick of the bowlers for Australia in the tournament and finished the competition as their highest wicket-taker scalping 13 wickets in 7 matches at a fantastic economy of 5.81 and an amazing average of 12.07. After the final against New Zealand, where Australia emerged victorious by 8 wickets, winning captain Aaron Finch even termed Zampa his pick for the Player of the Tournament.
Notably, it was David Warner who was picked by the jury.
“This is huge, to be the first Australia team to do it (win the T20 World Cup). So proud of how the guys went about the campaign,” Finch said at the post-match presentation.
“Certainly was (Bangladesh game turning point), backs were against the wall. We had to fight and certainly did that, had some great team and individual performances,” he added.
“Can’t believe people wrote him (Warner) off a couple of weeks ago, it was almost like poking the bear. (Zampa) Player of the tournament for mine, controlled the game, got big wickets, super player. Mitch Marsh, what a way to start, put pressure on from the start. Matt Wade came in under an injury cloud and got the job done. He came in in the semi-final alongside Marcus Stoinis and did the business,” he said before lifting the trophy.