Michael Vaughan reacts to BCCI head Sourav Ganguly’s tweet on India’s Oval test win
India’s brilliant victory at the Oval after coming from behind of a big first-innings deficit of 99 runs has given great happiness to their fans. There were several instances in the test. When India looked in trouble but each time they found a hero who would bail them out.
First, it was Shardul Thakur’s belligerent 57 off 36 balls which rescued India from an appalling 127/7 to 191. Next, it was Bumrah and Yadav who jolted England early in the first innings at 62/5. However, England fought back to take a 99 run lead in the first innings. Needing good partnerships at the start Rohit Sharma scored his first overseas test hundred in a big moment of the test. And carried the Indian batting with Pujara and Rahul.
However, India slumped briefly to 312/6 with all top-order players gone and the pitch looking flat. But Pant and Shardul came to the rescue with a fine 100 run stand to set a challenging target of 368 to England. Who looked well on the way with a 100 run opening stand. But the Indian bowlers led by Bumrah fought back to humiliate England. On the last day in bright sunny conditions with penetrative fast bowling and won the match for India.
Highly excited about the win , former Indian captain and current BCCI supremo Sourav Ganguly tweeted hailing the Indian team on the win by showing great skills and coming through after absorbing huge pressure. Michael Vaughan reacts to BCCI head Sourav Ganguly’s tweet on India’s Oval test win.
On this tweet, Michael Vaughan, the former England captain remarked by saying ” test cricket …not in white ball cricket . ”
Vaughan who loves leg pulling of Indian fans with his tweets, meant in his reply to Sourav. That India has done well in test and not in white-ball cricket in which England are the champions and the best team.
However, Vaughan has agreed in his other video shows that India was much superior in their skills. England has got a lot of work to do especially with their batting.
India leads 2-1 in the series with the final test at Manchester from 10 September