BSP-18 Vaughan warns Broad ‘you haven’t won yet’
Vaughan warns Broad ‘you haven’t won yet’
LEEDS, United Kingdom, June 2, 2018 (BSS/AFP) – Michael Vaughan warned
Stuart Broad he was not beyond criticism after the England paceman was
angered by his former captain’s comments prior to the ongoing second Test
against Pakistan at Headingley.
England came under fire after a shambolic display in a nine-wicket defeat
by Pakistan in the first Test at Lord’s left them 1-0 down in a two-match
Vaughan led the way, suggesting England should drop either Broad or James
Anderson — their two most successful Test bowlers of all time — for the
series finale at Headingley — if only to “ruffle feathers”.
Unsurprisingly, they England not do that, with both Broad and Anderson
taking three wickets apiece as Pakistan were dismissed for just 174 on
Friday’s first day of the second Test.
The hosts ended the day on 106 for two, just 68 runs behind and, after
Friday’s close in Leeds, Broad said that Vaughan no longer had “much insight
into the England changing room at all.
“I don’t think the players talk to him about cricket or what’s going on,”
“I’m not going to hold a personal grudge if someone criticises me,
particularly if I feel like I deserve it.
“I’m friends with Vaughany. He was a fantastic captain to me, gave me a
great opportunity…he’s great company. But I just didn’t feel like I really
But with rain meaning there was no play before lunch on Saturday’s second
day, Vaughan questioned the timing of Broad’s response.
“You have to be careful in sport that comments can come back to bite you,”
Vaughan told BBC Radio’s Test Match Special. “I got the sense last night it
was ‘You can’t criticise me. I’m Stuart Broad and I’ve been in the team for a
Former Yorkshire and England batsman Vaughan, who played the last of his
82 Tests a decade ago, warned the hosts they had much work still to do if
they were to avoid a third straight series loss after defeats in Australia
and New Zealand.
“They haven’t won this Test match yet,” said Vaughan, 43.
“The comments last night were geared as though they had won the game.
“He (Broad) is a senior member of the team, and I don’t think it was the
right time to plan that attack,” insisted Vaughan, England’s captain when
Broad made his Test debut away to Sri Lanka in 2007.
Broad phoned Vaughan to talk about his former skipper’s remarks following
England’s loss at Lord’s — their sixth defeat in eight Test matches.
“A private conversation is a private conversation, and it will remain
between myself and Stuart,” said Vaughan. “(But) I just look at performances
– and over the last year.
“It has been very comfortable for a long period of time … if the
criticism over the last few days has geed them up to go out there and prove
us wrong, great,” he added.
But as for the idea that Vaughan’s remarks had spurred him on to success,
Broad said Friday: “I don’t think it stung me into action.”