On Sunday, Australia defeated New Zealand by eight wickets to win their maiden T20 World Cup trophy at the Dubai International Stadium. The Men in Yellow proved yet again why they are a force to reckon with when it comes to ICC tournaments.
Ahead of the T20 World Cup 2021, many cricketers, including former England skipper Michael Vaughan, did not choose Australia as their favourite as they have lost multiple series ahead of the ICC T20 World Cup. But after clinching the title, Australian leg-spinner Adam Zampa took a direct dig at Vaughan.
Zampa shared a celebratory picture of the Australian cricket team on Instagram with a quote from Vaughan.
“ I’ll say it now, I don’t give Australia much chance. In T20 cricket they’ve struggled. Glenn Maxwell’s exceptional so he will have to have an incredible tournament. But I don’t see the Aussies doing too much. England, India, West Indies, New Zealand, one of those four and maybe Pakistan because of the conditions,” said Vaughan at the BBC Test Match Special on October 19.
Zampa was the second leading wicket-taker of the recently concluded T20 World Cup 2021. He took 13 wickets in 7 matches with an average of 12. The fifer against Bangladesh was his best performance in the multi-team tournament.
After Australia defeated New Zealand, Vaughan took to his Twitter handle and congratulated Finch and Co. for winning the first T20 World Cup title. He also lauded Mitchell Marsh for his outstanding performance and cautioned England for the all-rounder’s presence in the upcoming Ashes series.
“This is some World Cup win for the Aussies .. From the defeat to England they have been so powerful .. Mitch marsh is one of the great guys so he deserves this .. he will probably now have a big affect on the Ashes as well .. @FoxCricket #T20WorldCupFinal Well done Australia,” tweeted Vaughan.
This is some World Cup win for the Aussies .. From the defeat to England they have been so powerful .. Mitch marsh is one of the great guys so he deserves this .. he will probably now have a big affect on the Ashes as well .. @FoxCricket #T20WorldCupFinal Well done Australia !!
— Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) November 14, 2021