Rain played spoilsport on Day 1 of the much-anticipated final of the World Test Championship final between India and New Zealand in Southampton. As play was washed out on Day 1, social media was abuzz with memes and jokes about the title clash. Former England captain Michael Vaughan was one of those to join in on the jokes as he took a swipe at the Indian team. “I see India have been saved by the weather,” Vaughan teased on Twitter.
I see India have been saved by the weather …. #WorldTestChampionship
– Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) June 18, 2021
Vaughan immediately faced the ire of Indian supporters. But first, here is what Wasim Jaffer responded with.
– Wasim Jaffer (@WasimJaffer14) June 18, 2021
“I see ur prediction saved by weather,” shot back one user on Vaughan’s tweet.
“Just like England got WC by boundaries,” wrote another.
“Joke of the century …..keep it up man,” quipped another user.
There were several other tweets and memes that followed in response to Vaughan’s tweet.
England had been saved in the WC by Umpires and boundary count lmaoo.
– Jay. (@peak_Ability18) June 18, 2021
It’s a shame for ur team that final is played in ENGLAND and England team will be watching it on tv .icc would have atleast given them tickets so that they cheer for INDIA from stands
– Bharat Chauhan (@BharatC21085526) June 18, 2021
Who would know better than England.
– Silly Point (@FarziCricketer) June 18, 2021
Ohh now i understand why it’s raining in Southampton. Stop crying Michael Vaughan!!
– Positive Entropy (@EntropyPositive) June 18, 2021
I see england has always ruined cricket by their weather
– Dr. Ayaz Ali Keerio (@Keerio60) June 18, 2021
Michael vaughvan while tweeting this pic.twitter.com/z1vhdPfCoQ
– Jitesh (@JRism9) June 18, 2021
– sunny (@sunny39054087) June 18, 2021
The toss was delayed due to the rain, and it was announced that there would be no play in the first session in Southampton.
Eventually, the umpires called off play on Day 1 without any play — or even the toss — taking place.
Team India have gone into the WTC final with just a few practice sessions and an intra-squad match under their belt while New Zealand are fresh from a Test series win over hosts England.
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