Cricket fans hit back at former England captain Michael Vaughan after he took a dig at Team India for not gifting a signed jersey to Joe Root on his 100th Test after the loss in Chennai on Tuesday.
Ajinkya Rahane had gifted a Test jersey, which was signed by all his teammates, to Nathan Lyon on the occasion of his 100th Test in Brisbane after India clinched the Border-Gavaskar Test series in Australia last month.
But Virat Kohli’s Indian team didn’t do the same with Root, who was playing his 100th Test in Chennai this week. Root was adjudged Player of the Match for his double hundred in the Test in which England beat India by 227 runs to take a crucial 1-0 lead in the 4-match series.
Vaughan questioned whether India had gifted Root a signed jersey or not after the loss but his tweet didn’t go down too well with Indian fans, who sensed the sarcasm in the post.
— Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) February 9, 2021
No. You guys have already looted us for 150 years and have killed numerous freedom fighters as well.
Return our Kohinoor first and then only we may think of gifting that t-shirt.
— Sandeep Parkhi (@sparkhi) February 9, 2021
India will give root a signed t shirt .. let India win the series .. and then will return u the favour .. don’t b too sarcastic sir .. India always known for come back .. and b prepare for solid come back in next test
— Sahil Aggarwal (@Sa24102013) February 9, 2021
It should be earned don’t beg for it..It was rahane and it was last match of the test series.. Typical England mindset..Looks like white wash prediction virus has entered your body again..This time not only words you may have to eat mirchi too..
— nikhil k patil (@nikhil1n) February 9, 2021
Mr Vaughan being Mr Vaughan as always,Plz spare us from the wit and sarcasm.Just watch the game mate and be blessed you are in india.The exact land which suffered for centuries by your own.#Respect is earned not begged
— Thilak@2207 (@Thilak_2207) February 9, 2021
Root batted India out of the game and celebrated his 100th Test by scoring 218 and 40 in both innings. England posted 578 and 178 in both innings while India managed 337 and 192.
His 5th double century in the format, combined with superb bowling performances from James Anderson, Dom Bess and Jack Leach saw England become the 1st team since 1999 to beat India at the Chepauk.
Root equalled Vaughan’s England record with his 26th Test win as captain. He bagged his third Player of the Match award in succession as England a step closer towards qualifying for the ICC World Test Championship final.
England need 2 more wins to set up the summit clash against New Zealand in June. India meanwhile, dropped to 4th in the standings but a 2-1 series win will be enough to still make the final.