Adil Rashid has hit back at former England skipper Michael Vaughan after the latter criticised the decision of the spinner being included in the Test squad against India despite deciding not to play red ball county cricket.
Rashid described the views expressed as stupid. "When I mentioned at the start of the year I will not be playing red-ball cricket, he tweeted something then. He was being controversial and saying his stupid things then too.
“A lot of people have got no interest in what he says. It is about getting people to like what he says. I don't think he has an agenda against me. I played under and with him but sometimes ex-players come out and start talking nonsense about current players," Rashid was quoted as saying by BBC.
Rashid has thus far claimed 38 wickets in 10 Tests at an average of nearly 43. "There will be people out there who are not happy. There will be haters, like the pundits who are saying it is a disgrace. That is not my fault," Rashid further stated on the controversy.
--By A Cricket Correspondent