England’s plan to unleash a barrage of bouncers against Indian tailenders backfire big time as Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammed Shami tackled the English quick pretty well to post 272 runs on the board, which was enough to walk away with a win on day 5. In the wake of it, former England skipper Michael Vaughan has warned the England cricketer not to provoke fire.
A couple of fiery exchanges unfolded at Lord’s, including a heated verbal battle between Jasprit Bumrah and Ollie Robinson, later joined by Jos Buttler. The charged-up atmosphere worked wonders for India as they walked away with the game to go 1-0 up in the five-match Test series.
Amazing game of Cricket .. India today showed why they are so much better than England .. The belief to Win was immense .. #ENGvsIND
— Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) August 16, 2021
Speaking on BBC’s Test Match Special podcast, Michael Vaughan admitted it wasn’t a great ploy from England to provoke the visitors.
“England might be able to take them on if they want in terms of chirp, but this Indian team and players will come back harder. They will come back stronger. Don’t provoke the fire, don’t need to probe them. And I think England have prodded them. And I think they have fired them up and it’s going to take a very good England team now to come back from this and I don’t see it,” Michael Vaughan said.
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Adding further, Michael Vaughan showered praise on positive mindset imbibed by Virat Kohli and the support staff, which has helped the players to express themselves on the field.
“This Indian team is a good team. They are very very strong. They are led by Virat Kohli and Ravi Shastri in a positive way. They sent Rishabh Pant out to bat with a smile on his face. They have got characters in the side. They have got this fire in their belly,” he concluded.
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