Joe Root was shocked by harsh criticism of his England side from former captain Michael Vaughan. Vaughan suggested the current crop of England batsmen lacked ‘respect’ for Test cricket.
His comments came after England were dismissed for 205 in their first innings at Trent Bridge – less than two days later South Africa wrapped up an emphatic 340-run win. ‘The England batting has been appalling,’ Vaughan said. ‘Maybe it’s a lack of respect about what the game is.‘They look like they are playing a Twenty20 game. I look at the approach – yes, the ball has done a little bit but it’s not been drastic.