India tour of Australia: Former England captain Michael Vaughan has taken a complete U-turn on his take of the ongoing Test series down under and praised Team India for their character.

India celebrate as Washington Sundar bags a wicket on debut. (AP Photo)

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Michael Vaughan heaps praise on character showed by India
  • The former England captain had predicted 4-0 win for Australia
  • Vaughan changed sides after India’s win in the MCG Test

Michael Vaughan has praised Team India for the remarkable character that they have shown in the Test series against Australia. Vaughan’s tweet came after India posted 336 on the board, as Washington Sundar and Sahrdul Thakur added 123 runs to the 7th wicket stand, in reciprocation to Australia’s 369.

“Full credit to India … The character they have had to show on this tour has been remarkable … also the resilience with so many injuries … a team is only as good as its bench many say … Well India have a very strong bench of players now … #AUSvIND”: Vaughan wrote.

India’s tour of Australia started off with a 3-match ODI series in late November last year, which was followed by as many T20Is. Ahead of the Test series, former England captain Michael Vaughan had made a prediction that India will lose the 4-match Test series.

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“Got my prediction slightly wrong … India lost the ODI series … Have Won the T20 series which I didn’t predict … But they will lose the Test series … #OnOn #2out3aintBad #AUSvIND”: Vaughan wrote on Twitter, after India won the T20I series.

After India’s shocking collapse in the Adelaide Test, wherein the visitors were bowled out for 36, Vaughan predicted that India would be whitewashed 4-0 in the absence of Virat Kohli.

“Told ya … India are going to get hammered in the Test Series … #AUSvIND #4-0,” Vaughan had tweeted after India’s collapse in the 1st Test.

However, India went on to win the Boxing Day Test under the captaincy of Ajinkya Rahane and Vaughan had conveniently taken a U-turn then. In fact, he made a series of tweets that were in sheer contrast with his 4-0 prediction and also received a lot of slack for it.





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