Ravichandran Ashwin Responds to Michael Vaughan’s Critique of India’s ICC Performance

Indian off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin has hit back at former England captain Michael Vaughan’s comments about India being the “most under-achieving” sports team in history.

Indian off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin has hit back at former England captain Michael Vaughan’s comments about India being the “most under-achieving” sports team in history. Vaughan pointed out that India hasn’t won an ICC trophy since 2013 despite having the requisite skillset and all the resources. Ashwin admitted that India hasn’t won ICC trophies for years, but he stated that their Test side has performed well regardless of the conditions, achieving favorable results. Ashwin also recalled how well Virat Kohli and Shreyas Iyer batted on day 1 at Centurion despite losing 3 wickets early.

“Michael Vaughan made a statement after the first Test that India is an underachieving team. Yes, we haven’t won ICC trophies for years. We call ourselves the powerhouses of the game. But the Test team has been one of the best,” Ashwin said. Vaughan’s comments had come after India’s heavy innings defeat to South Africa at Centurion. Ashwin stated that Vaughan’s comments made him laugh and that India’s Test team has been performing well despite the lack of ICC trophies. India’s Test team has been one of the best traveling teams, achieving commendable results, especially in challenging conditions. Ashwin’s response comes in the wake of India’s heavy defeat to South Africa at Centurion, which prompted Vaughan’s critical assessment. The off-spinner’s remarks have sparked discussions about India’s cricketing achievements and the significance of Test match performances in the broader context of the team’s success.