Former England cricketer and now a renowned commentator has taken a dig at team India and the Indian Premier League (IPL) in his column in the Telegraph. Seeking the men in blue's poor campaign throughout the T20 World Cup 2022, he queries if IPL is really doing wonders for the Indians themselves.
The IPL is known as the cash-rich league, and Indians feel there is no better tournament than this. However, #BanIPL has been trending in India since Rohit Sharma and co mismanaged things during the marquee event. The experts understand that either the players have not utilized what they learn in IPL, or the league is failing to bloom India's T20I cricket.
Vaughan is also of the same view and says that players from all over the globe go to participate in the T20 tournament. However, Indians themselves do not look much benefitted since they have not delivered on big stages. Calling India an under-performing T20I side, Vaughan says they do not even have win an ICC trophy since IPL started rooting in Indian cricket.
"India are the most under-performing white-ball team in history. Every player in the world who goes to the Indian Premier League says how it improves their game but what have India ever delivered? Since winning the 50 over World Cup on home soil in 2011, what have they done? Nothing,"
Hardik Pandya, the Indian all-rounder, while taking a jibe at Vaughan's statements, narrated that they do not need to prove anything to anyone, including Vaughan.
"When you don't do well, people will have their opinion, which we respect, but at (the) international level, we don't have anything to prove to anyone,"