- Debate between Shane Warne and Michael Vaughan on social media over England’s strategy
- Shane Warne surprised England’s game, then Michael Vaughan told his team right
- Warne reminded Australia series, when Indian team won 2-1
There was a strange debate on social media on Sunday between Shane Warne, one of the world’s greatest spinners and former England captain Michael Vaughan. While Vaughan justified England’s strategy in the first Test match of the series against India released in Chennai, former Australia spinner Shane Warne looked upset.
The first Test match of the series is being played in Chennai between India and England. Despite England’s second innings for 178 runs on the fourth day, India have got a big target of 420 runs to win. There is still a day’s play in the match while the hosts have 9 wickets left.
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Shocked by England’s strategy on Monday, on the fourth day of the Chennai Test, Shane Warne tweeted, “England are yet to declare an innings, so shocked.” Why isn’t England trying to reach 400 as quickly as possible? England batted for a long time in the first innings as well and are still letting the match slip. They are not showing any haste. Obviously it would have been better to bowl instead of spoiling an over without a score.
Shane Warne then wrote on Michael Vaughan’s tweet, writing, ‘What is going on with your cricket team? She is just letting the match slip, why not bowling? England would not like that they could not dismiss India after long batting in both innings.
Michael Vaughan then described England’s strategy as correct. He responded by writing, “If they win then they played well and if the match is drawn then it will affect them in the remaining matches of the series. I still believe that the England team will win on this pitch.
Warne then recalled the previous series between India and Australia. He tweeted tagging Vaughan, ‘India played daring cricket in Australia, which was fantastic to watch. Australia played fearful vigilante cricket and lost the series. England playing timid and cautious cricket…. ‘
India created history by defeating the Australian team on its soil only last month. India had then won the 4-Test series 2–1.
Warne did not stop here, he tweeted again, ‘England is thinking of ways not to lose this Test match, not better ways to win it. The decision to bat in this way is putting more pressure on England bowlers, especially their spinners.
Indian bowlers bowled out England for 178 runs in the second innings of the first Test match, but the hosts got a big target of 420 runs to win. Chasing the record target, India also lost one wicket in the second innings by the fourth day. At the end of the day’s play, opener Shubman Gill was on 15 while Cheteshwar Pujara was on 12.