Michael Vaughan Slams Indian Test Pitches for Favouring Batsmen; Fans Hits Back by Reminding Him of English Conditions (See Funny Reactions)
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Michael Vaughan was heavily trolled on social media by Indian cricket fans for taking a jibe at Indian pitches. The former England international criticised the Test match pitches in India for producing lop-sided games and termed it as “boring” with the game heavily loaded towards the batsmen. Vaughan’s comments came after Virat Kohli and Mayank Agarwal’s centuries propelled India to a massive score on Day 2 of the 2nd Test match between Indian and South Africa. Ajinkya Rahane and Ravindra Jadeja also hit half-centuries making it for the second successive time in the series that India scored in excess of 400 runs in the series. Twitterati, however, wasn’t pleased with Vaughan’s taunt and trolled him by drawing comparisons to the pitches in England. India Vs South Africa, Live Cricket Score 2nd Test Match.

“Test match cricket pitches in India are boring…The first 3/4 days the contest is far too in favour of the bat…needs more action for the bowler…My thought of the day …,” tweeted the former England international on Day 2 of the 2nd India vs South Africa Test match. But his observations didn’t bode well with the die-hard Indian cricket fans, who lashed back at Vaughan for his comments. India vs South Africa 2nd Test 2019: Umesh Yadav and Mohammed Shami Leave Proteas Staring at Series Defeat at Lunch on Day 3.

Michael Vaughan Slams Indian Pitches

Many compared the Indian Test match pitches to those in England and hit back at Vaughan by mentioning how the irregular rain and inclement weather in England have intervened several Test matches ad even hit the ICC Crocket World Cup 2019 as well as Ashes 2019 Test series.

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Meanwhile, India are comfortably placed in the 2nd Test match, which is being played at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Pune. The Hosts, powered by a terrific and record-breaking double hundred from Virat Kohli and a century from Mayank Agarwal, posted 601 runs on board. India declared after crossing the 600-run mark and with South Africa struggling with already seven wickets down, a victory looks imminent.