New Zealand defeated India by eight wickets in the ICC World Test Championship (WTC) Final on June 23 in Southampton, as former England captain Michael Vaughan predicted. Vaughan isn’t hesitant to make degrading comments against Indian supporters. Michael Vaughan asks for apologies..
WTC Final: Michael Vaughan asks for apologies from Team India fans, here’s why
This time, the 46-year-old tweeted a mocking tweet about his earlier match prediction tweet and how he wants an apology from millions of Indian fans who roasted him for making such a bold remark. Interestingly, in addition to Vaughan, Alastair Cook believes the Kiwis will win the big game.
— Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) June 23, 2021
Now, the cricketer-turned-commentator is back yet again with a cheeky tweet, “I think I may need a few apologies from the thousands of Indian fans in a few hours for my awful prediction that NZ would win the Test championship final … #OnOn #TestChampionshipFinal,” Vaughan tweeted.
This isn’t the first time Vaughan has made fun of Indian supporters. New Zealand was also picked as the favourites to win the 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup, according to him. This comment was made prior to India’s high-octane semi-final match against the Kiwis.
In his post-match news conference, Kohli graciously accepted the loss and praised New Zealand for playing solid cricket throughout the match. In a low-scoring match, India’s combined inability in the batting area lost them the game. The strain on the pacers and spinners was too much in the end, with India scoring 217 and 170 in the second innings.
“First up, a big congratulations to Kane and his team. They’ve shown great consistency and heart, and pull off a result in three days. They put us under pressure throughout the Test and did extremely well to win,” Virat Kohli said at the post-match presentation ceremony.
Aside from winning the WTC Final, New Zealand won a two-Test series against England 1-0. In both the WTC Final and the Test series, they were able to come out on top against India and England due to their consistency in winning crucial situations.