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    Netizens Troll Ex-England Cricket Captain for Terming Indian Pitches ‘Boring’

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    New Delhi (Sputnik): Indian cricket team captain Virat Kohli briefly surpassed Australian batting legend Sir Donald Bradman’s record of eight 150-plus scores before reaching his seventh double hundred on Friday. But former England captain Michael Vaughan was less than impressed by his achievement.

    In a tweet, Vaughan criticised Indian cricket pitches as being excessively batsmen-friendly, often leading to boring draws or results favouring the Indian team.

    ​Vaughan's tweet didn't go down well with Indian cricket lovers. Many of them started trolling him, with some reminding him about England’s 4-0 Test series whitewash in 2016.

    Other netizens shared pictures of washed-out matches in England and asked why there was no comment from him then?

    ​The former England captain’s comment came on the second day of the second Test between India and South Africa in Pune.

    Former Australian cricket captain Donald Bradman had eight scores between 150 and 199, and 12 double hundreds to his credit during a two-decade-long playing career from 1928 to 1948.

    India batting first on a belter of a pitch for the past two days, declared their first innings at 601 for the loss of five wickets with skipper Kohli scoring 254 not out. Replying to the Indian score, South Africa were reeling at 36 for the loss of three wickets.

    India won the first Test of the ongoing two-Test series in Visakhapatnam by 203 runs.

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