Former Indian opener, Wasim Jaffer is now opening for India on social media and former Engalnd captain, Michael Vaughan is his arch-rival. India and England might be two of the most fearsome rivals on the cricket field, but their rivalry off the field has been kept alive by Jaffer and Vaughan. As England has witnessed their third defeat in the ongoing Ashes series after getting bundled out for 68 in Melbourne, Jaffer didn’t miss out on the opportunity to troll Vaughan over a tweet he had posted during an ODI encounter between India and New Zealand in 2019.
Michael Vaughan had tweeted, “92 all out India … Can’t believe any team would get bowled out for under a 100 these days !!!!!!’
Sensing the perfect opportunity to make Vaughan regret this tweet, Wasim Jaffer posted a video of himself opening up the tweet on his phone, as he poked fun at Vaughan after seeing England being bundled out for just 68 in the second innings of the Melbourne Test against Australia.
Captioning the video, Wasim Jaffer wrote: “England 68 all out @MichaelVaughan #Ashes.”
— Wasim Jaffer (@WasimJaffer14) December 28, 2021
England indeed produced one of their worst performances in the history of Ashes, as they bundled out for a meager score of 68 in the second innings, with the match concluding on Day 3 of the third Test at Melbourne. It was Scott Boland who wreaked havoc with the ball for Australia, as he scalped 6 wickets in just 4 overs while conceding only 7 runs.
Boland’s performance meant that Australia secured a victory by an innings and 14 runs and now they have taken an unassailable 3-0 lead in the series.
Reflecting on his team’s performance, England captain Joe Root said: “It is what it is. We have come to dealing with this sort of an environment for a while now. Credit to Australia, they blew us away last night, and they have outplayed us in this Test match, in fact the series so far. We have a lot of hard work to do now and come back strong in the last two games. Covid threat wasn’t ideal. The way we went about our cricket, especially our bowling was excellent yesterday.”
He further added, “Credit to the boys for managing it and giving ourselves a chance in this game. We just have got to do things for longer. There have been pockets, but that’s just not enough. We know where we need to work and we have to stay very strong and make sure we look at the next two games as a real opportunity to take something away from this tour.”