Michael Vaughan trolls Pakistan journalist after England beat Namibia

The defending champions, England, defeated Namibia by 41 runs at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium in Antigua and Barbuda and clinched the Super 8 berth in the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2024. Following the massive win, former England skipper Michael Vaughan trolled a Pakistani journalist over his “karma” remark when the chances of the match getting abandoned due to rain were high.

2009 T20 World Cup winners Pakistan failed to qualify for the Super 8 stage after losing their opening two matches against the USA and India while the co-hosts got one point from their Ireland clash after the match was abandoned due to rain.

After the USA qualified for Super 8 and Pakistan crashed out of the T20 World Cup 2024, Vaughan took to X and wrote, “USA through to the Super 8s … Cricket is going to catch on in the states … !! Pakistan are out … at the moment they are a long way off being a good white-ball side..”

Vaughan also said, “I don’t think Pakistan has the skill set to play T20. I honestly don’t think they’ve got many great T20 players. Babar Azam is exceptional, but would he make England’s, Australia’s, India’s, or the West Indies’ T20 teams? Probably not.”

The match against Scotland was a must-win game for England as they were two points behind them. The match saw a three-hour delay due to rain and Pakistani journalist Nawaz shared a picture from the venue, where it was raining heavily, and made a cheeky dig at Vaughan. He wrote, “Hey, Michael Vaughan karma is real. #ENGvsNAM”

However, the match was resumed with 10-over a side game where England clinched a comfortable 41-run victory to go to the second spot in Group B and booked their Super 8 berth. After the match, Vaughan took to X and trolled Nawaz as he wrote, “Morning Nawaz .. looking forward to the Super 8s .. Are you?”

Seven teams including India, USA, Australia, England, Afghanistan, West Indies, and South Africa have booked their Super 8 spots with one among Bangladesh and Netherlands to clinch the final spot. The Super 8 stage is scheduled to begin on Wednesday, June 19 with the USA taking on South Africa at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium in Antigua and Barbuda.

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