“It’s so unfair on others” Michael Vaughan Criticizes T20 Semifinal Scheduling, Cites India Bias

The most awaited stage of the ongoing T20 World Cup has arrived. Out of 20 teams, 4 teams reached the semifinal stage. South Africa and Afghanistan are facing each other in the first semifinal. The Brian Lara stadium is witnessing a thrilling match. But Afghanistan’s batting in the first innings was nothing less than a nightmare. After that, Micheal Vaughan’s recent tweets grabbed the limelight. 

Afghanistan’s Heartbreaking Performance:

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After showcasing amazing efforts in the whole group stage and Super Eight stage, Afghanistan made their maiden Semifinal entry. They beat Bangladesh in their last Super Eight game dramatically. But they had a forgettable start. While batting in the first innings, they gave a horrific start. In the first over, Rahmanullah Gurbaz was dismissed on a duck. That was a huge setback. Another opener, Ibrahim Zadran walked away scoring 2 runs in 5 balls. 

The setbacks continued. Gulbadin Naib scored 9 runs in 8 balls. Azmatullah Omarzai scored 10 runs in 12 balls. That is the highest score of Afghanistan’s side. Skipper Rashid Khan walked away after scoring 8 runs. The South African bowlers thrived on that pitch. Marco Jansen and Tabraiz Shamsi secured three wickets each. Kagiso Rabada and Anrich Nortje secured 2 wickets each. They dominated Afghanistan and ended their innings in just 56 runs. This registered as the lowest total in the T20 World Cup. 

Micheal Vaughan’s Tweets:

Former England captain Michael Vaughan attributed Afghanistan’s poor performance in the T20 World Cup semifinal loss to South Africa to what he thinks is favoring India. Vaughan took to social media to criticize the scheduling, pointing out how it disadvantaged Afghanistan in their preparations for the crucial match against South Africa in Trinidad.

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Firstly, he pointed out Afghanistan’s less time to prepare. While talking about this, he said, “So Afghanistan qualify 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 ..”

Later he replied to a fan who said Afghanistan played at this venue earlier in the tournament. Vaugh said, “I know but it’s still a different venue .. you surely earn the right in a semi-final to have at least 1 days preparation ..”.

Vaughan on Favoring India:

His last tweet grabbed most of the attention. According to Michael Vaughan, the T20 World Cup semifinal should have been held in Guyana instead of Trinidad. He suggested that scheduling adjustments favored India, prompting the change and potentially impacting Afghanistan’s preparation for their crucial match against South Africa.

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Vaughan said, “Surely this Semi should have been the Guyana one .. but because the whole event is geared towards India it’s so unfair on others ..”

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The most awaited stage of the ongoing T20 World Cup has arrived. Out of 20 teams, 4 teams reached the semifinal stage. South Africa and Afghanistan are facing each other in the first semifinal. The Brian Lara stadium is witnessing a thrilling match. But Afghanistan's batting in the first innings was nothing less than a nightmare. After that, Micheal Vaughan’s recent tweets grabbed the limelight. 

Afghanistan’s Heartbreaking Performance:

After showcasing amazing efforts in the whole group stage and Super Eight stage, Afghanistan made their maiden Semifinal entry. They beat Bangladesh in their last Super Eight game dramatically. But they had a forgettable start. While batting in the first innings, they gave a horrific start. In the first over, Rahmanullah Gurbaz was dismissed on a duck. That was a huge setback. Another opener, Ibrahim Zadran walked away scoring 2 runs in 5 balls. 

The setbacks continued. Gulbadin Naib scored 9 runs in 8 balls. Azmatullah Omarzai scored 10 runs in 12 balls. That is the highest score of Afghanistan’s side. Skipper Rashid Khan walked away after scoring 8 runs. The South African bowlers thrived on that pitch. Marco Jansen and Tabraiz Shamsi secured three wickets each. Kagiso Rabada and Anrich Nortje secured 2 wickets each. They dominated Afghanistan and ended their innings in just 56 runs. This registered as the lowest total in the T20 World Cup. 

Micheal Vaughan’s Tweets:

Former England captain Michael Vaughan attributed Afghanistan's poor performance in the T20 World Cup semifinal loss to South Africa to what he thinks is favoring India. Vaughan took to social media to criticize the scheduling, pointing out how it disadvantaged Afghanistan in their preparations for the crucial match against South Africa in Trinidad.

Firstly, he pointed out Afghanistan’s less time to prepare. While talking about this, he said, “So Afghanistan qualify 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 ..”

Later he replied to a fan who said Afghanistan played at this venue earlier in the tournament. Vaugh said, “I know but it's still a different venue .. you surely earn the right in a semi-final to have at least 1 days preparation ..".

Vaughan on Favoring India:

His last tweet grabbed most of the attention. According to Michael Vaughan, the T20 World Cup semifinal should have been held in Guyana instead of Trinidad. He suggested that scheduling adjustments favored India, prompting the change and potentially impacting Afghanistan's preparation for their crucial match against South Africa.

Vaughan said, “Surely this Semi should have been the Guyana one .. but because the whole event is geared towards India it’s so unfair on others ..”

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