Stuart Broad took a playful dig at Micheal Vaughan after he questioned England’s strategy during the first Test against India. The former England captain wanted Joe Root to declare much earlier in the third session. However, England kept on batting when the lead was over 350 runs which bamboozled several former cricketers.
Shane Warne on Twitter also believed that Joe Root should have declared much earlier and let their bowlers bowl a lot more over before the end of day’s play. Vaughan also pointed out that England is being cautious by dragging their innings and giving an opportunity to India to draw the Test match.
“So you think @root66 is doing the right thing and not declaring? Need more runs? Surely should be bowling now…”, Warne’s tweet read.
“I think he is being too cautious and is giving India a good chance of getting out of this Test with a draw”, Vaughan’s reply read.
Stuart Broad Takes A Cheeky Dig At Micheal Vaughan
Meanwhile, England cricket also posted a post on Instagram, mentioning the ones, ‘moaning about their declaration’. Fast bowler Stuart broad who was not playing the opening sure made sure he had some fun and tagged Micheal Vaughan in the comment section that left everyone in splits.
“Think that’s aimed at you @michaelvaughan?!”, commented Broad with a laughing emoji.
Well, the tactics of England eventually proved to be spot-on as the wrapped the opening Test in the second session itself on day 5. The visitors won by a massive margin of 227 runs and registered a 1-0 lead in the Test series. Talking about the declaration Joe Root admitted that his side wanted to give a target of more than 400 to a strong Indian batting line-up.
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“We could have declared earlier, for sure, we could have. I wanted to make sure that there were only two results possible in this game. I wanted to make sure that we turned up today with the ball still being hard. We wanted to give our bowlers an extra bit of time to be raring to go”, Root told the reporters.
“We wanted to get to 400 and then we wanted to press the accelerator. Actually, it was going to be really important that we had runs on the board as it was a fast outfield”, he added.
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