Former England captain Michael Vaughan said on Wednesday he ended up with an egg on his face after his prediction of Australian bleaching of India in the just concluded round of tests went horribly wrong .
Vaughan had earlier predicted that India will be whitewashed 4-0 in the Test series after the visitor lost Adelaide’s first Test by eight wickets following a dramatic collapse where he was eliminated for his lowest score ever on the Test of 36.
However, a battered and bruised India recovered from the defeat and took a three-wicket victory on Tuesday in the fourth test at Gabba to win the series 2-1.
“India looked drawn after that game and with all the selection issues they’ve encountered, even India’s most one-eyed fans wouldn’t have predicted a comeback. Well, they got me. left an egg on the face, “Vaughan wrote in The telegraph of the day.
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“But honestly? I don’t care. When you have such good and outstanding performances in cricket from newbie players like Shubman Gill, Washington Sundar and Shardul Thakur, I have no problem being wrong.” Plagued by a string of injuries, India found itself without star players like Jasprit Bumrah, Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja in the final test which saw incredible performances from rookies like Shubman Gill, Washington Sundar, T. Natarajan. , Shardul Thakur and Mohammed Siraj.
Young wicket-keeper batsman Rishabh Pant anchored the pursuit, while veteran activist Cheteshwar Pujara held the innings together.
Vaughan also said “something is wrong with Australia right now”.
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The stick – aside from Steve Smith and Marnus Labuschagne – has a soft cross, the bowling attack, rightly hailed as the best in the world a few weeks ago, lacked penetration at crucial points in the last three. testing against India, and Nathan Lyon had no impact. ”Vaughan also criticized Tim Paine’s captain position.
“It won’t help Paine’s cause that Australia have again lost a close game – something they’ve grown used to in recent years,” he wrote.
“I still think the captains should be judged on how they put together a close game, rather than how they lead in an easy win, and Paine makes some weird calls.”