Michael Vaughan says “Brilliant at talking but not very good at playing the game” in IPL 2021. Michael has taken a dig at the Rajasthan Royals franchise for being “brilliant at talking.” It’s about winning the IPL matches but “not very good” at showing results. Vaughan’s remarks were aimed at the book ‘A New Innings’ written by Rajasthan Royals. Also, the owner Manoj Badle and English journalist Simon Hughes. Vaughan remarked that the duo talks about operating an IPL franchise. Then the ‘Moneyball’ philosophy but have failed to apply it themselves.
“Rajasthan always makes me laugh. They are the one team that talks about ‘Moneyball’ more than anyone. They have written a book! I mean I know a lot about them because they have written a book with Simon Hughes. You know, how the IPL works and running a franchise, it’s a great read but you kind of look at the book and thinks ‘This is a great read but you haven’t won since the first year but how are you telling everyone how to do it?” Michael Vaughan said.
“If it’s so easy and so obvious how to run it and produce ‘Moneyball’, pick players and use data and stats, surely you should be more competitive! Surely you should win more games of cricket (chuckles). They’re brilliant at talking but not very good at playing the game,” Vaughan added.
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The ‘Moneyball’ concept begins from a book by the same title. It talks almost running a low-budget baseball group and the “art of winning an out of line game”. Royals were given the ‘Moneyball’ tag after they won the inaugural IPL in 2008. Moreover, with an unpracticed group.
Lastly, Rajasthan Royals is showing some positive glimpses. It has failed to put up consistent performances this season. They are currently placed seventh in the points table. Also, with their practical qualifying chances next to none.