Former India cricketer Wasim Jaffer on Thursday took an indirect dig at ex-England captain Michael Vaughan after his tweet how the Mumbai Indians made an impact in the fourth T20I in Ahmedabad.
Wasim Jaffer slams Michael Vaughan
India had four players in their XI from the Mumbai Indians squad – Surya, Ishan Kishan, Hardik Pandya and Rohit – for the do-or-die match against England. Rohit also captained the team for a few overs during England’s run chase in Virat Kohli’s absence.
Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya and Rohit even combined to take the wicket of England opener Jason Roy in the tense chase at the Narendra Modi Stadium which led Vaughan to comment on how the Mumbai Indians outclassed the opponents.
“Just a thought … @surya_14kumar Mumbai Indian … @hardikpandya7 Mumbai Indian … @ImRo45 captaincy Mumbai Indian !!!! @mipaltan #JustSaying #INDvENG,” Vaughan tweeted immediately after Roy got out in the 9th over.
— Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) March 18, 2021
Vaughan has been regularly mentioning how the MI players have had an impact in the series and once even mentioned how the defending IPL champions have a better overall team than the Indian side after the 1st T20I.
Jaffer, although he didn’t take or tag anybody’s name in his tweet, responded by saying: “When you say your team wasn’t defeated by a national team but by a franchise team, you’re not trolling your opponents, you’re trolling your own team. Night all.”
When you say your team wasn’t defeated by a national team but by a franchise team, you’re not trolling your opponents, you’re trolling your own team. Night all. #INDvsENG
— Wasim Jaffer (@WasimJaffer14) March 18, 2021
The previous three matches were won by the team electing to field but Virat Kohli led India managed to buck that trend after losing the toss. Both teams play the deciding 5th and final T20I at the same venue on Saturday before moving to Pune for a 3-match ODI series beginning on Tuesday.