Former England skipper Michael Vaughan was under fire from Indian fans over his 4-0 series prediction in the favour of Australia after India turned the tables on Australia to claim the 2nd Test within four days in Melbourne.
Notably, Vaughan had predicted that India would be whitewashed 4-0 in the absence of Virat Kohli. “Told ya … India are going to get hammered in the Test Series … #AUSvIND #4-0,” Vaughan had tweeted after India’s shocking batting collapse in Adelaide.
India’s remarkable win comes after the visitors scored a national-record low total of 36 in an eight-wicket loss in the first test in Adelaide just over a week ago. Vaughan’s tweet predicting a 4-0 Test loss for the touring Indian side against Australia hasn’t aged well. Cricket fans went back to Vaughan’s tweet after India leveled the series 1-1 to “politely” remind him about his wrong prediction.
LIKE ENGLAND IS GOING TO BE HAMMERED WHEN THEY WILL TOUR INDIA ,BTW pic.twitter.com/5mZl3G8TAS
— Aditya//NarutoUzumaki (@youhateadi) December 29, 2020
Le Indian Team and Indian fans after MCG win !! pic.twitter.com/Ti1TnWD7wU
— Raghav Gambhir (@RaghavGambhir8) December 29, 2020
— Shivam (@Bae_caar) December 29, 2020
— Ragu (@DRRAMAN07) December 29, 2020
— Wasim Jaffer (@WasimJaffer14) December 29, 2020
Earlier on Tuesday, India’s second innings started poorly, losing Mayank Agarwal (5) caught behind off Mitchell Starc’s bowling at 16-1. Pat Cummins made it a double strike in the following over, removing Cheteshwar Pujara (3) caught at gully.
However, opener Shubman Gill (35 not out) and stand-in captain Ajinkya Rahane (27 not out) guided India home to square the series at 1-1 ahead of the third Test.
Australia lost their last 4 wickets in the extended first session on Tuesday, managing to add just 67 runs to their overnight score of 133 for 6 to set India a paltry target of 70 runs to win the Test and level the four-match series.
Siraj finished as the pick of the bowlers with 3 wickets for 37 while Bumrah, Ashwin and Jadeja got a couple each and Umesh Yadav, who bowled just 3.3 overs in this innings before going off the field with a calf injury, got 1 wicket.