Michael Vaughan's Tweet About 'Pigs and Cows' on Indian Roads Has Outraged Twitter
Former England captain and commentator Michael Vaughan is a close watcher of cricket and is currently in India to share his expert opinions on the ongoing season of Indian Premier League.
After Royal Challengers Bangalore faced their sixth consecutive defeat in the IPL on Sunday, Vaughan said that the Indian team and RCB captain, Virat Kohli, should be given some rest before the upcoming World Cup.
Vaughan, who has been tweeting out mantras and tactics for players and teams to follow, is also having a fun time travelling across different cities in India to catch the live action.
However, the former England skipper, on Tuesday, invited the wrath of Indian cricket fans after he wrote about how he encountered several animals on the road in the country.
Vaughan tweeted, "Love traveling in #India ... So far this morning we have seen Elephants,Cows,Camels,Sheep,Goats & Pigs all in the middle of the road ... #OnOn (sic)."
While the 44-year-old's tweet was seemingly on a lighter note, his post wasn't well received by Indians who follow him on the microblogging site.
focus on selecting the english team for the world cup and the ashes. Heard aussies are back in form just at the right time.— Sunit Sharma (@beingsunit) April 9, 2019
Someone tell him that we are a happy ecosystem.— ajay vikram singh🇮🇳 (@avs1607) April 9, 2019
Did you see the football results this weekend? 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂— Liam Musselwhite (@LiamMuss94) April 9, 2019
Shows that he hasn't traveled anywhere in India. . Animals don't stand in the middle of the road and say hi to you in India. . Stop this stupid stereotyping. . https://t.co/g8D8jC7UcR— Abhinav (@Alwarpet_Dragon) April 9, 2019
I've seen the same in Yokshire. Loved it.— Mini (@arlenechristin2) April 9, 2019
So u found England team there .. reunion of u guys— ञिvedi ।। 🙏 (@UpmanyuKaustubh) April 9, 2019
Hahaha may be ur English players were travelling on the road that time #OnOn— Suprajit Sarkar (@SarkarSuprajit) April 9, 2019
I think u saw England players travelling in car or something to play IPL 😂😂😂😂we will own you in 2019#peace#Worldcup2019#ChokerEngland— Sakthi Dhoni (@SakthiDhoni_7) April 9, 2019
Wow thats Michael Vaughan for you. By saying ‘love traveling in India’ at the same time he trolled India as well. @MichaelVaughan— Chetan Kumar (@IamChetan_Kumar) April 9, 2019
Nothing's really changed in all these years for the Brits..You guys were here for 150+ plus years to make money & you've come back for the same..Brexit must hurt! #OnOn— Sameer Hande - ಸಮೀರ್ ಹಂದೆ (@SmudgerX) April 9, 2019
That's so typically British ! Mentioning love travelling , at the same time mocking India :) Sorry that you couldn't find monkeys and donkeys , the whole UK is full of them !— Dr Rikin Gogri 🇮🇳 (@dr_rikin) April 9, 2019
India is big country, You are most probably visiting Mid Cities where one can see all this creatures also apart from busy hectic life...This is not the case in Indian metropolitan cities... I m sure, not every place in england would be like London city. & animals do have freedom.— Abhishek Bhattar (@ABHISHKBHATTAR) April 9, 2019
Yes, I a foreigner, would like to reinforce indian stereotypes!— rahul 🇮🇳 ravi (@rravi79) April 9, 2019
When someone asked Vaughan if he were insulting or praising the nation, the former English captain had this to say.
Are u praising India or insulting????— sharath (@sharath23811720) April 9, 2019
Praising ... Love it ... it’s a more relaxing place than back home at the moment ... https://t.co/PrJKzCAUn7— Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) April 9, 2019
While many criticised, some also took Vaughan's tweet in a good spirit.
Please all.. @MichaelVaughan is well know for his demeanor. He is not sarcastic here.. Just excited. Can never see this in Britain... and he would definitely acknowledge our harmony.. Its a free country India... All is well Sir MV.. Salute. Enjoy India and u r always welcome.. https://t.co/HAzUSZk9tS— Rammohan J (@jram76) April 9, 2019
Sarcastic last line😅😅😅— Hemanth (@hemanthcsekar) April 9, 2019
Enjoy watching a lot here in our country... You're always welcome here #Vaughan— SOORAJ (@user_sooraj) April 9, 2019
And if Vaughan's Instagram is anything to go by, he is, indeed having a lot of fun in India.
Always good fun on @cricbuzzofficial ... #Mumbai #iplA post shared by Michael vaughan (@michaelvaughan) onView this post on Instagram