Former England captain Michael Vaughan is known for his interesting tweets although he has a tendency to go overboard at times. On Saturday, he took to Twitter to share a video of an elephant playing cricket.
In the video, the elephant, which looks well-trained, can be seen batting and hitting some rather impressive strokes. The clip was shared by a Twitter handle named Gannuuprem with the caption:
“Have you seen an elephant playing cricket? Well, he is better than many international players.”
Impressed by the animal’s batting skills, Michael Vaughan also tweeted the video with a cheeky caption. He wrote:
“Surely the elephant has an English passport!”
The Twitterati swung into action instantly and had some interesting responses to Michael Vaughan’s post. Here are some of the reactions:
Michael Vaughan backed the BCCI’s decision to postpone IPL 2021
“Seems like a very sensible decision to postpone the IPL… Now, cases have started to appear inside the bubble they had no other option… Hope everyone stays safe in India and all the overseas players can find a way back to their families #IPL2021.”
Michael Vaughan, however, had earlier criticized the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) and Cricket Australia (CA) for sending their players to play in India despite the worsening COVID situation. He pointed out that they hadn’t respected their commitment to South Africa.
England cut short their tour of South Africa last December, citing the lack of safety in the bio-bubble. CA, on the other hand, canceled their Test tour of South Africa earlier this year, over growing concerns about the COVID-19 virus. Vaughan tweeted about the situation:
“I do find it tough to think back to how England and Aussie pulled out of games in SA, yet both countries players are allowed to play in India! #IPL2021.”