IND vs ENG 2024: Michael Vaughan slams Ben Duckett for his bizzare comments on Indian batters

England‘s massive 434-rund defeat at Rajkot in the third Test of their ongoing tour to India has sparked a wide array of discussions amongst the England cricketing fraternity. While everyone is trying to analyze the possible aspects of this disastrous defeat, veteran England cricketer Michael Vaughan took on England cricketers and, above all, batter Ben Duckett on his bizarre comments on Indian batters.

Notably, Duckett played a stellar knock of 153 runs in the first Innings of the game but got dismissed through a tragic run-out in the second Innings.

Michael Vaughan’s harsh words for England cricketers

Vaughan emphasized England’s optimistic statements, citing examples like James Anderson‘s confidence in chasing 600 in Vizag and Duckett’s belief that more runs are better. Moreover, he critiqued the team’s performance, pointing out their failure to meet targets, falling 434 runs short.

He sarcastically mentions Duckett’s praise for Yashasvi Jaiswal‘s batting, suggesting it lacks acknowledgement of historical attacking shots by other players.

“Listen to them, and you would think nothing is ever wrong. Jimmy Anderson said they would chase 600 in Vizag. Ben Duckett said “the more the better” in terms of their target this week, but they fell 434 short. Duckett also reckons they deserve credit for the way Yashasvi Jaiswal is batting, as if no player in history has ever played an attacking shot,” Vaughan mentioned in his column for The Telegraph.

Vaughan on England’s mindset

Vaughan criticized visitors’ mindset, labeling it disrespectful to Test cricket when players talk about not playing for the draw. He highlighted the importance of the draw, considering it a crucial aspect of the game that has often played a significant role in securing series victories in five red-ball games.

“They talk about not playing for the draw, but to me that’s disrespectful to Test cricket. The draw is a crucial part of the game, and in five-Test contest has often provided the bedrock of some great series victories,” the 49-year-old added.

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