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‘They are in a bubble…’: Vaughan slams Eng’s ‘Bazball’ approach

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NEW DELHI: In the aftermath of England’s devastating 434-run loss to India at the Niranjan Shah Stadium in Rajkot, the team’s aggressive ‘

Bazball

‘ approach has come under fire, eliciting pointed criticism from former

England

captain

Michael Vaughan

.
Vaughan, in his column for The Telegraph, didn’t mince words as he questioned England’s attitude towards traditional

Test cricket

values.

“They talk about not playing for the draw, but to me that’s disrespectful to Test cricket,” he remarked, emphasizing the significance of recognizing the draw as a vital aspect of the game.

The former skipper also expressed concerns about the team’s demeanor, particularly highlighting

Joe Root

‘s dismissal as emblematic of a potential sense of complacency.
“Root’s shot was another reminder that they are in a bubble. All that matters is their dressing room, and fun. There is a bit more to Test cricket than that,” Vaughan cautioned.

England’s struggles were glaringly evident in the second innings, where they managed a paltry 122 while chasing a daunting 557-run target set by India. The innings crumbled within two sessions on Day 4, marking India’s largest victory margin (by runs) in Test cricket.
Reflecting on England’s performance, Vaughan’s criticisms underscored broader questions about the balance between innovation and respect for traditional cricketing values.

Bowled out

(AI-generated image)

As the series against India progresses, England face the arduous task of regrouping and addressing the deficiencies laid bare in their record-breaking defeat.

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