How a poll on MS Dhoni and Jos Buttler put Michael Vaughan in trouble
Former England cricket team captain Michael Vaughan’s online poll on former Indian cricket team skipper MS Dhoni and Jos Buttler backfires.Updated: Jan 23, 2018 23:37 IST
Hindustan Times, Mumbai
Former England cricket team captain Michael Vaughan was trolled by Indian fans after he ran an online poll, asking his followers to choose one between MS Dhoni and Jos Buttler on the basis of current form.
Vaughan ran the poll after Buttler’s splendid century in the third ODI against Australia cricket team powered England to a 16-run victory at the Sydney Cricket Ground and a series win last Sunday.
Statistically, Dhoni had a better calendar year (2017) than Buttler. Dhoni averaged 60.61 in 29 ODIs, scoring 788 runs with one century and six half-centuries. Buttler, on the other hand, could manage only 288 runs at 28.80 with two fifties in 2017.
Dhoni had better returns in T20I in 2017 as well. He scored 252 runs in 13 matches at 42, with one half-century. Buttler played seven matches, scoring 86 at 17.20, with the highest of 31.
On Sunday, it was largely due to Buttler’s late blitz that England were able to pile up a total of 302 for six in their allotted 50 overs against Australia. The wicketkeeper-batsman smashed an unbeaten 100 off 83 balls, studded with four sixes and six boundaries.
Elated by Buttler’s heroics, Vaughan ran a Twitter poll asking fans to take a pick between the famed Indian wicketkeeper-batsman and England’s white-ball specialist.
And despite Buttler’s innings, he could not find enough votes to outgun India’s World Cup winning captain.
Intrigued what you all think...You are allowed 1 of these 2 now in your team... Who you going for on present form !??— Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) January 22, 2018
However, it was Vaughan who was trolled by the Indian cricket fans for running that poll.
Dhoni is GOD. Jos is good but he is just a human. It will take him 7 more births to stump as fast as Dhoni and score over 15000 runs with almost 50 average— Sunderdeep Singh (@SSunderdeep) January 22, 2018
Here is one more poll for you sir. Who was a better batsman ? Hey India, please vote 😊— The-Lying-Lama (@KyaUkhaadLega) January 23, 2018
Vaughan clean bowled ho gaya 😂😂😂 pic.twitter.com/iR0D6tyFco— B. Rohith Kumar (@rohithcelluloid) January 22, 2018
Note to self .... Never run a poll asking people to choose an England player over an Indian Player on here ... !!!!! #OnOn— Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) January 22, 2018
The former England captain admitted it was a bad idea to ask fans to choose between Buttler and Dhoni.
First Published: Jan 23, 2018 18:10 IST