“Pakistan were very good” – Michael Vaughan
By SMCS - Dec 30, 2023 11:00 am
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Former cricketers Michael Vaughan and Mohammad Hafeez have had a fun banter on X (formerly Twitter) during the 2023 World Cup and that could have led to a lot of friction between them as well. However, after Australia’s win over Pakistan, Vaughan took to X to congratulate the Pakistan Team Director for the way Pakistan fought and made things hard for Pakistan.

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Michael Vaughan wrote on X, tagging Mohammad Hafeez: “Pakistan were very good this week .. too many extras in the first innings & 2 catches that should have been taken away from a famous win at the G .. been very impressed with @MHafeez22 as coach .. 👍”

However, Pakistan were still in the game on Day 4 when they needed only 98 runs to win with five wickets in hand. The partnership between Mohammad Rizwan and Salman Agha was going strong. But Pat Cummins bowled a delivery that hit Rizwan’s arm and Alex Carey appealed for a caught behind after grabbing the ball. While the onfield umpire adjudged it as not out, DRS showed that the ball might have taken a bit of the wristband besides the gloves as well. And, it didn’t go down well with them.

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He said to the reporters about technology potentially hindering the game: “We made some mistakes as a team and will address those things. But at the same time I believe, inconsistent umpiring and the curse of technology gave us the result which should have been different. So, I feel these are the areas that need to be addressed.”

He further added: “Sometimes the technology brings some decisions which we don’t understand as humans. When the ball hits the stumps, it’s always out, why should it be umpire’s call. Technology is taking the game away from the instincts of the game.”