Michael Vaughan says Stuart Broad thinks he above criticism as spat continues between England fast bowler and former captain

MICHAEL VAUGHAN fuelled his spat with Stuart Broad by claiming the bowler thinks he is above criticism.

Vaughan was responding to Broad’s comments on Friday that the former captain was unfair and had no insight into the England dressing-room.

 Michael Vaughan fuelled his spat with Stuart Broad

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Michael Vaughan fuelled his spat with Stuart Broad
 Michael Vaughan with England captain Joe Root

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Michael Vaughan with England captain Joe Root

After he took three wickets on Friday, Broad revealed he ‘phoned Vaughan to “get off his chest” his anger at Vaughan saying he could be dropped to ruffle feathers.

Vaughan was said to be upset because Broad made their conversation public.

And, speaking on Test Match Special, Vaughan insisted: “I got the sense it was, ‘You can’t criticise me, I’m Stuart Broad and I’ve been in the team for a long time.’

“You have to be careful in sport because comments can come back to bite you. You have to be careful when you choose a time to come out and attack like Stuart did. England haven’t won this Test match.

“The comments were geared as though they had won the game. He’s a senior member of the team and I don’t think it was the right time to plan that attack.

 Stuart Broad was unhappy with criticism after England were thrashed by Pakistan

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Stuart Broad was unhappy with criticism after England were thrashed by Pakistan

“He should have played a nice, straight bat for a few questions rather than come out speaking like that after one good day.

“I think the Test team for too long has been a lovely place – lovely and comfortable.”

Former England batsman Nick Compton tweeted: “About time someone shut that t&@t up” followed by a smiley face. He soon deleted the tweet.

MICHAEL VAUGHAN fuelled his spat with Stuart Broad by claiming the bowler thinks he is above criticism.