Probe Into England Cricketers’ Old Tweets Is A Witch Hunt, Says Michael Vaughan

Michael Vaughan, former England skipper tweeted that the probe into England cricketers’ old tweets is a “witch hunt” that must stop, as the ECB investigates alleged racist remarks on social media by many of its cricketers. After Ollie Robinson’s fiasco, Eoin Morgan and Jos Buttler are under investigation by the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) over their tweets mocking Indians. Michael Vaughan: None At The Time Of Eoin Morgan, Jos Buttler And James Anderson’s Tweets Seemed Offended At The Time They Tweeted The country’s white-ball skipper Eoin Morgan and wicketkeeper-batsman Jos Buttler are under investigation by the England and

Probe Into England Cricketers’ Old Tweets Is A Witch Hunt, Says Michael Vaughan

Michael Vaughan, former England skipper tweeted that the probe into England cricketers’ old tweets is a “witch hunt” that must stop, as the ECB investigates alleged racist remarks on social media by many of its cricketers.

After Ollie Robinson’s fiasco, Eoin Morgan and Jos Buttler are under investigation by the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) over their tweets mocking Indians.

Eoin Morgan (L) and Jos Buttler during the 2019 World Cup. (Getty Images)

Michael Vaughan: None At The Time Of Eoin Morgan, Jos Buttler And James Anderson’s Tweets Seemed Offended At The Time They Tweeted

The country’s white-ball skipper Eoin Morgan and wicketkeeper-batsman Jos Buttler are under investigation by the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) after their tweets, mocking Indians, surfaced on social media on Wednesday.

The probe into England cricketers’ old tweets is a “witch hunt” that must stop, says former skipper Michael Vaughan as the ECB investigates alleged racist remarks on social media by many of its cricketers.

James Anderson, who became England’s most-capped Test player, said the squad is anxious about what could come out next. He is also under the scanner for a sexist tweet made in jest for pace bowling teammate Stuart Broad in 2010.

Michael Vaughan thinks the ECB has dealt with the Ollie Robinson situation in a fair way, but hearing some say he should never play again is utterly ridiculous as Michael Vaughan feels he should play against India.

“No one at the time of Morgan’s, Buttler’s & Anderson’s tweets seemed offended at the time they tweeted but it’s amazing how they now seem offensive a few years later !!!!!! Utterly ridiculous … The witch hunt has started but has to stop,” Michael Vaughan tweeted.

Michael Vaughan
Michael Vaughan

The posts, in which Jos Buttler and Eoin Morgan used the word ‘sir’ to mock the Indians, started doing the rounds on social media after the ECB suspended pacer Ollie Robinson for some of his offensive tweets dating back to 2012-13. A homophobic tweet dating back to 2010 from veteran pacer James Anderson has also emerged. The ECB has promised “relevant and appropriate action”, saying each case will be considered on an individual basis.

According to a report, Screenshots have also been shared of a message by Jos Buttler in which he says ‘I always reply sir no1 else like me like you like me’ and, separately, Eoin Morgan includes Jos Buttler in a message which says, ‘Sir you’re my favourite batsman’.

Eoin Morgan Leads Kolkata Knight Riders While Jos Buttler Is A Vital Member Of Rajasthan Royals In IPL 2021

Jos Buttler and Eoin Morgan both feature in the Indian Premier League (IPL) with the former playing for the Rajasthan Royals and the latter leading the Kolkata Knight Riders.

Eoin Morgan
Eoin Morgan (Image Credit: Twitter)
Despite a star-studded squad, the (KKR) have had a torrid first half of the IPL 2021, losing 5 out 7 matches, and languishing at the 7th place on the points table, just a couple of points above Sunrisers Hyderabad. Captain Eoin Morgan and coach Brendon McCullum have been criticized for some of the tactics in the field and with the batting order.
Eoin Morgan had scored only 92 runs in 7 games averaging a mere 15.33 with the bat in IPL 2021 before its indefinite postponement and Jos Buttler managed 254 runs averaging 36.28 with a ton in IPL 2021 in 7 games playing for RR.
Ollie Robinson was on Sunday suspended from all international cricket pending the outcome of a disciplinary investigation following the tweets he posted in 2012 and 2013.
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ENG vs NZ: WATCH – Matt Henry bowls peach of a delivery to dismiss Joe Root in Edgbaston Test

In the ongoing second and final Test of the two-match series between England and New Zealand, the hosts started the day on a high note. The opening pair of Rory Burns and Dominic Sibley gave their side a solid start, adding 67 runs without losing a wicket in the first session. However, after lunch, the…

ENG vs NZ: WATCH – Matt Henry bowls peach of a delivery to dismiss Joe Root in Edgbaston Test

In the ongoing second and final Test of the two-match series between England and New Zealand, the hosts started the day on a high note. The opening pair of Rory Burns and Dominic Sibley gave their side a solid start, adding 67 runs without losing a wicket in the first session.

However, after lunch, the visitors made a strong comeback, thanks to speedster Matt Henry who drew the first blood. Henry broke the opening stand of 72 runs by dismissing Sibley for 35 runs. The right-armer bowled a short of a good length ball around the fifth-sixth stump area, and Sibley went after it, resulting in an outside edge, grabbed by wicketkeeper Tom Blundell.

Henry didn’t just stop there as he provided another breakthrough, removing England skipper Joe Root for a mere 4-run score with a sensational delivery. The Christchurch-born bowled a good length ball just marginally outside off-stump.

Root got forward to defend but was outfoxed by the late away-swing delivery. The English captain got a thick outside edge, and Blundell dived to his right to complete the catch.

Here is the video:

Blundell comes in place of BJ Watling

Blundell, who picked up two catches out of England’s first three wickets, replaced BJ Watling for the position after the latter missed out due to his sore back.

“The injury has troubled Watling in the past, and although it has improved in the past 24 hours, it hasn’t improved enough to be confident of him getting through a full Test behind the stumps,” said New Zealand Cricket (NZC) in a media release.

The tourists are also without the services of their star batter and regular skipper Kane Williamson in the second Test. Williamson was ruled out due to his elbow injury. In the absence of the 30-year-old opener, Tom Latham has been assigned to take over the captainship duties.

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