Vaughan advises 'immature' England to 'grow up' and focus on winning against India

London, Oct 23(ANI): Former England captain Michael Vaughan has advised the England players to grow up and start focusing on winning following Kevin Pietersen text row.

Vaughan believes England have a better chance of succeeding especially against India at their home turf, now that Pietersen is back in the fold following his mid-summer madness.

"There has just got to be a bit of maturity from all concerned. I think this year we've seen a bit of immaturity around the team," the Daily Mirror quoted Vaughan, as saying.

"There have been things done and said which shouldn't have been, and there has not been much talk about the enjoyable side of playing cricket. I'm sure all the players will have got home and realised that all the mess that has been created this summer was stuff that shouldn't have happened," he added.

"And they will look at themselves in the mirror and say 'Come on, let's just grow up. Let's grow up and get on with it. Look at Roy Keane and Man United. He didn't socialise with many of his team-mates. Look at Tevez at City now - he's come back into the ranks and is getting on with it," he said.

Vaughan added: "It can happen, it will happen and I'm sure England will be playing OK again very soon."

The Strictly Come Dancing partner contestant believes with Pietersen's inclusion, England would have no excuse to falter against the Indian spin bowling attack.

Vaughan said: "The spin factor will be the challenge for England and how they play it. In India you have to bat long and so far with this England side they've not managed to bat for four or five hours... let alone eight or nine."

"It is not a tour that they can come back from on December 18 and say 'We've struggled against spin again'. They have to play spin well because there are no excuses any more," he added. (ANI)


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