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Michael Vaughan Takes A Dig At Pakistan, Says They Need Controversy To Win A Match
By CricShots - Nov 4, 2023 3:59 pm
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Former England captain Michael Vaughan has taken a dig at Pakistan, saying that the team needs a controversy to win a match. Vaughan’s comments came ahead of Pakistan’s must-win game against New Zealand in the Cricket World Cup. Pakistan needs to win both of their remaining games to have any chance of qualifying for the semi-finals of the tournament. Vaughan took a dig at Pakistan, saying that he was “worried” because “it’s been too calm this last couple of days” in the lead-up to the match against the Kiwis.

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“If you go back to the history of the World Cup, the World Cup doesn’t start until there’s controversy with Pakistan. Until someone falls-out… I don’t understand why don’t they sack everyone the day the tournament starts off. Everyone resigns… they’d win every World Cup. What are they waiting for?” Michael Vaughan said on the Club Prairie Fire podcast.

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Michael Vaughan suggested that Pakistan need someone to “resign” or “leak a WhatsApp message” to beat New Zealand. “I worry about Pakistan tomorrow .. it’s been too calm this last couple of days… they need someone to resign today or leak a WhatsApp message…” Michael Vaughan shared the video on social media platform X (formerly Twitter).


Vaughan’s comments have been met with mixed reactions from fans and experts. Some have criticized Vaughan for being insensitive and disrespectful to the Pakistan team, while others have defended him, saying that he was simply making a joke.

Pakistan has indeed had a history of controversies at World Cups. In 2019, for example, the team was involved in several controversies, including a match-fixing scandal and a player revolt.

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However, it is also true that Pakistan has several talented players and is capable of beating any team on their day. It remains to be seen whether Pakistan will be able to qualify for the semi-finals of the Cricket World Cup. However, one thing is for sure, Vaughan’s comments will have added some extra spice to the match against New Zealand.