'India finally committing to playing...': Vaughan's sly dig after Rohit, Shubman slam tons; names World Cup favourites
Former England skipper Michael Vaughan was called out on Twitter by netizens after the ex-cricketer shared a noteworthy tweet about Rohit Sharma and Shubman Gill during the 3rd ODI between India and New Zealand on Tuesday.
Former England skipper Michael Vaughan thoroughly enjoyed the batting performances of in-form openers Rohit Sharma and Shubman Gill against New Zealand on Tuesday. Ending his century drought in the third and final One Day International (ODI) of the bilateral series, Indian skipper Rohit slammed his 30th ton in the 50-over format as the hosts posted a massive total at Indore.
While Indian skipper Rohit notched up his first ODI ton in three years, opener Gill continued his impressive run and smashed another century against the Black Caps in the bilateral series. Taking to Twitter on Tuesday, former England cricketer Vaughan came up with a huge claim after the hosts annihilated the Kiwi bowlers at Indore.
“India finally committing to playing One day cricket the aggressive way makes them Red hot favourites to win the men’s World Cup this year .. #INDvNZ,” Vaughan said in his tweet. Soon after Vaughan shared his tweet, New Zealand made a remarkable comeback in the high-scoring contest. "You posted this tweet and India lost 4 wickets," a fan called out Vaughan on Twitter as his post became the talk of the town on social media.
Talking about the 3rd ODI between India and New Zealand, veteran opener Rohit smashed 101 off 85 balls while Gill scored 112 off 78 balls as the star batters recorded the highest opening partnership against the Black Caps in the 50-over format. After Rohit and Gill propelled India to 212 in 26 overs, Virat Kohli (36), Ishan Kishan (17) and Suryakumar Yadav (14) failed to cash in on their starts as India were reduced to 293-5 in 38.4 overs.
Playing a crucial cameo for the hosts, all-rounder Hardik Pandya scored a sublime half-century to help India post a massive total. Pandya's entertaining knock of 54 off 38 balls guided India to 385-9 in 50 overs. After providing the final flourish with the bat, Pandya also bagged the crucial wicket of New Zealand opener Finn Allen in the 1st over.