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Nobody in India cares what Michael Vaughan has to say: Ravi Shastri

Last updated on 06 Jul 2024 | 03:20 PM
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Nobody in India cares what Michael Vaughan has to say: Ravi Shastri

The former India head coach did not mince his words after the Englishman suggested that the T20 World Cup semi-final venues were rigged to favour India

Former England captain Michael Vaughan had earlier said that the venue for the T20 World Cup semi-final was scheduled in a way that would favour India. He felt that Afghanistan had very little time to train and practice for their semi-final tie against South Africa, which was held in Trinidad. 

Afghanistan were blown away for just 56, and the Proteas romped home with nine wickets to spare inside nine overs.

"So Afghanistan qualified for the WC semi, winning in St Vincent on Monday night.. 4 hr flight delay on Tues to Trinidad so no time to practice or get accustomed to a new venue .. utter lack of respect to players, i am afraid. Surely this semi should have been the Guyana one .. but because the whole event is geared towards India it's so unfair on others .. #T20IWorldCup," Vaughan had tweeted.

Former India head coach Ravi Shastri did not mince his words and asked him to reserve his advice for the England side after their disappointing campaign.

"Michael can say what he wants. Nobody in India cares. Let him sort out the England team first. He should give advice on what happened to the England team in the semi-final," Shastri told Times Now. 

"India are used to lifting Cups. I know England have won twice, but India have won four times. I don't think Michael's lifted a Cup ever. So think twice. He is a colleague of mine, but that's my answer to him," he added.

India knocked England out of the T20 World Cup 2024, thrashing them by 68 runs in Guyana. Then, they defeated South Africa in the final by seven runs in Barbados to claim their second title — their first in 17 years.

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