Michael Vaughan Slams Morgan’s Critique of Joe Root’s Batting; Advocates Stokes’ Traditional Approach

The third Test match between India and England is showing its flavor. Since the beginning, the Indian side it shown its excellence. After dominating the English bowlers in the first innings, the Indian bowlers started dominating the English batters on day 2. Veteran Indian spinner Ravichandran Ashwin registered his 500 wickets in Test format. On day 3, Joe Root was dismissed after scoring 18 runs. After that, English Commentator Piers Morgan defended Joe Root. Then, former English player Michael Vaughan talked about it. 

Root’s Dismissal and Morgan’s Support:

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The five-match Test series was a highly anticipated one. Since then Root’s performance has been scrutinized. The English batter failed to score big in previous matches. In the first innings, he was dismissed by a delivery of Jasprit Bumrah. 

Bumrah bowls to Root, caught by Jaiswal at second slip! Root’s struggles persist! The delivery is full and outside off, tempting Root to attempt the reverse lap, a shot he frequently employs. However, this time he fails to connect cleanly, resulting in an edge that flies swiftly to Jaiswal, who grabs it after a slight fumble. India gets the crucial breakthrough they were hoping for early in the day.

To back Joe Root, Piers Morgan said, “England cricket fans who turn on players like Root whenever they get out to an aggressive shot need to give their traditional old wizened heads a massive wobble. Bazball is brilliant – good, bad, sometimes ugly, but usually scintillating, and always thrilling to watch.”

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Michael Vaughan’s Words:

In reply, ex-England skipper Michael Vaughan dismissed Morgan’s evaluation as ‘utter rubbish.’ Vaughan highlighted current captain Ben Stokes‘ reliance on a more conventional Test batting approach as a model for Root to emulate. He emphasized that in sports, adapting styles at the appropriate moments is crucial.

The former Indian skipper said, “Utter rubbish piers .. the skipper doesn’t Bazball .. he plays the situation .. Joe is far too good to gift India such a cheap wicket 20 mins into a crucial day when they are down to 10 players .. Sport is about changing styles at the right time…”

On day 3, Indian bowlers dominated the English batters. Ben Duckett walked away after scoring 153 runs. Kuldeep Yadav dismissed him. Mohammad Siraj took 4 wickets. Kuldeep and Jadeja took 2 wickets each. England was all out on 319 runs. While batting India lost their first wicket in the form of Rohit Sharma in 19 runs. In 16th over, India is 43/1.

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The third Test match between India and England is showing its flavor. Since the beginning, the Indian side it shown its excellence. After dominating the English bowlers in the first innings, the Indian bowlers started dominating the English batters on day 2. Veteran Indian spinner Ravichandran Ashwin registered his 500 wickets in Test format. On day 3, Joe Root was dismissed after scoring 18 runs. After that, English Commentator Piers Morgan defended Joe Root. Then, former English player Michael Vaughan talked about it. 

Root’s Dismissal and Morgan’s Support:

The five-match Test series was a highly anticipated one. Since then Root’s performance has been scrutinized. The English batter failed to score big in previous matches. In the first innings, he was dismissed by a delivery of Jasprit Bumrah. 

Bumrah bowls to Root, caught by Jaiswal at second slip! Root's struggles persist! The delivery is full and outside off, tempting Root to attempt the reverse lap, a shot he frequently employs. However, this time he fails to connect cleanly, resulting in an edge that flies swiftly to Jaiswal, who grabs it after a slight fumble. India gets the crucial breakthrough they were hoping for early in the day.

To back Joe Root, Piers Morgan said, “England cricket fans who turn on players like Root whenever they get out to an aggressive shot need to give their traditional old wizened heads a massive wobble. Bazball is brilliant - good, bad, sometimes ugly, but usually scintillating, and always thrilling to watch.”

Michael Vaughan’s Words:

In reply, ex-England skipper Michael Vaughan dismissed Morgan's evaluation as 'utter rubbish.' Vaughan highlighted current captain Ben Stokes' reliance on a more conventional Test batting approach as a model for Root to emulate. He emphasized that in sports, adapting styles at the appropriate moments is crucial.

The former Indian skipper said, “Utter rubbish piers .. the skipper doesn’t Bazball .. he plays the situation .. Joe is far too good to gift India such a cheap wicket 20 mins into a crucial day when they are down to 10 players .. Sport is about changing styles at the right time…”

On day 3, Indian bowlers dominated the English batters. Ben Duckett walked away after scoring 153 runs. Kuldeep Yadav dismissed him. Mohammad Siraj took 4 wickets. Kuldeep and Jadeja took 2 wickets each. England was all out on 319 runs. While batting India lost their first wicket in the form of Rohit Sharma in 19 runs. In 16th over, India is 43/1.

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