Former England captain Michael Vaughan and ex-international all-rounder Jade Dernbach got into a heated argument on social media over the IPL with Dernbach accusing Vaughan of ‘plugging’ the IPL and that county cricket is not high on his priority list.
The war of words started over a video where Michael Vaughan praised the IPL for giving Under 19 cricketers an opportunity to test themselves against the best in the world. Vaughan had bemoaned earlier as well about the absence of U19 cricketers at higher levels of the game in England.
Dernbach, who played 24 ODIs and 34 T20s for England, accused Vaughan of going overboard with his appreciation of the IPL, insisting English cricket is fair and competitive.
Vaughan had given his views to an online publication in India that attracted some counter views from Dernbach. Things escalated quickly on Twitter with Dernbach finally snapping, saying: “Keep plugging the IPL Michael clearly county cricket and our young players development is not top of your priorities list.”
Vaughan replied: “Passionately care about our system .. Love the fact you are all of a sudden promoting the 4 day game .. wished we had more like you .. I am sure you wouldn’t be interested in an IPL deal at all.”
The entire exchange on Twitter is below.
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