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Michael Vaughan defends dig at Stuart Broad

Michael Vaughan defends dig at Stuart Broad

England moved into a commanding position despite another batting wobble during a rain affected second day of the second Test against Pakistan at Headingley. He was a fantastic captain to me, gave me a great opportunity.he's great company.

"I'm not going to hold a personal grudge if someone criticises me, particularly if I feel like I deserve it".

"You have to be careful in sport that comments can come back to bite you but, on the other hand, it is entertaining".

"He (Broad) is a senior member of the team, and I don't think it was the right time to plan that attack", insisted Vaughan, England's captain when Broad made his Test debut away to Sri Lanka in 2007. A private conversation is a private conversation and it will stay between me and Stuart.

The swing that aided the England bowlers in Pakistan's first innings was less prevalent second time around but they maintained their fuller lengths and had Pakistan three down at lunch. However, Vaughan reckoned that the comments by Broad seemed as if England had won the second Test to level the series. "Last year we won the Champions Trophy primary because of the hard work of the players backed by the proficient prayers by the community in the holy month of Ramadan".

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"It's really interesting when you listen to different people's opinions and I've always been very open to criticism when it's come my way when I think it's fair".

"This is just a think tank to drop Broad or James Anderson and I hope people within the team and the management think, 'Could it make a just a little difference?' You never know".

He went to fifty in style with two boundaries in as many balls off paceman Mohammad Abbas - an extra-cover driven four followed by a hooked six into the site where the Football Stand is being rebuilt.

"If the criticism over the last few days has geed them up to go out there and prove us wrong, great". "It wasn't just me who criticized them".

Resuming on 106 for two, England showed their aggressive intentions by taking off in the first three overs, a flow of runs helped by some sloppy fielding from the visitors. "(But) I just look at performances - and over the past year.