The former Indian opening batsman Kris Srikkanth has trolled Michael Vaughan for taking a U-turn on his T20 World Cup prediction about India.
Michael Vaughan, only a day ago, had said that he didn’t understand how India were given the favorites’ tag when they have been long way off in the last few tournaments they have played.
And just a day later, the former England captain tweeted that having seen India play in the two warm-up games ahead of the tournament, he has come to the conclusion that India might be the favorites to win the tournament.
Kris Srikkanth had a chuckle at Michael Vaughan contradicting his own statement
Srikkanth had a chuckle on Michael Vaughan contradicting himself and taking a U-turn on his own statement in the matter of just a day. Reacting to Vaughan’s tweet, Srikkanth wrote, “I think a lot of turn was expected”.
I think a lot of turn was expected 😂👍! https://t.co/IpSdatWLGU
— Kris Srikkanth (@KrisSrikkanth) October 20, 2021
India has been the most dominating team in the warm-up games that the 8 automatically qualified teams have played ahead of the start of the Super 12 round. India has faced two fairly strong teams, England and Australia, in their two warm-ups and has beaten them both without breaking a sweat.
England, whom Vaughan declared the clear favorites a day ago, didn’t just lose to India, they had to work quite hard to get over the line against New Zealand as well.
Michael Vaughan has this tendency of predicting things ahead of the start of a tournament or a series and there have been times when his predictions have turned horribly wrong, and he has been trolled on Twitter quite a bit. But he doesn’t seem to mind it, and still makes his predictions ahead of every big cricketing event.
Ahead of the India tour of Australia towards the end of 2020, Vaughan had predicted that Australia would clean sweep the test series by 4-0, but as it turned out, India won that test series by 2-1 when some of their main players were not even available for the entire series.