Former England skipper Michael Vaughan has hailed the Indian team for the way they have made a comeback in the series after losing the first Test in Chennai. India lost the first Test in Chennai and have made a resounding comeback to set up a win in the second. Chasing 482 to win, England have already lost four wickets and are tottering. Meanwhile, Vaughan has hailed the Indian team for making a comeback in the second Test.
Michael Vaughan said there are not much positive for England to take from the second Test so far and that India are getting charged up amid criticism of the pitch and the talks about poor umpiring. Citing India’s historic 2-1 win in Australia in the recently-concluded series, Vaughan said these are danger signs for England.
“Now, it’s going to be very, very difficult for England, I know it’s the pink-ball Test next week.But once India get this bee in the bonnet, they like to think things are against them. They like the confrontation of people saying that pitch isn’t good enough, they like the fact that people are talking about umpiring. They played good cricket after being 0-1 down. You don’t have to go back long, just look at the Australian series. These are danger signs for the England team so far,” Vaughan said on BBC’s Test Match Special Podcast.
He further said that this Indian team is difficult to tackle once they are on a roll. Getting a tighter grip on the second Test, the Indian players are indeed on a role. India getting on a roll is an ominous sign for England, he further added.
Indians On a Roll: Michael Vaughan
“I think getting out on a plane and getting to a new hotel, new city, I know they can’t go out but the change in environment can help them. They have been in Chennai for pretty much 3 weeks. So I think that will give them a mental freshen up. But it won’t be easy. This Indian side, once they get on a roll like this, they are very, very difficult to stop,” Vaughan said.
Vaughan was one of the former cricketers who criticised the Chennai pitch for its uneven nature after the way it behaved in the last two days.