Mumbai: Former England skipper Michael Vaughan came out heavily on current England opener Jonny Bairstow's response to criticism after suffering defeat against Australia.
Hosts England have been receiving a lot of criticism due to their inconsistent performances in recent World Cup 2019 games.
"People were waiting for us to fail," Bairstow responded to criticism from Vaughan and fellow ex-skipper Kevin Pietersen after the loss against Australia.
"They are not willing us on to win, in many ways, they are waiting for you to get that loss, so they can jump on your throat. It's a typical English thing to do in every sport," added Bairstow.
However, Vaughan hit back on Friday, saying that the England team had huge backing.
"How wrong can @jbairstow21 be," Vaughan posted on his Instagram account.
"Never has England team had so much support but it's you and your team that has disappointed Jonny."
"WIN 2 games and you are in the semis .. With this negative, pathetic mindset I am concerned though.. it's not the media's fault you have lost 3 games .. !!!"
England, who started their World Cup 2019 campaign on a high note are currently struggling to book their place into the semi-finals. The host nation are currently placed fourth on the points table.
England have to register wins in their upcoming matches against India and New Zealand to stay in the race of lifting the World Cup trophy....