Michael Vaughan
Former England cricket captain Michael Vaughan.Reuters

Mahendra Singh Dhoni refused to blame the IPL for his team's poor performance in the five-Test series in England but Michael Vaughan has.

The former English skipper criticised India's poor show in the series, saying that Indian players should look beyond the money-infested IPL and learn to play in overseas conditions for their development as cricketers.

India lost the five-match Test series 3-1 to the hosts. The last match at the Oval saw India's heftiest Test defeat in 40 years, with England winning by an innings and 244 runs. The game finished in less than three days .

This heavy defeats have led to massive criticism from all around the world.

"The BCCI has some tough calls to make. My main recommendation is to get their players to play county cricket," Vaughan wrote in his column for The Daily Telegraph.

Vaughan also advised young Indian players to learn to play in English conditions for their overall development as cricketers.

"Young Indian players need exposing to a wider world outside the pampering and riches of the Indian Premier League. They need to learn how to bat and bowl in our conditions," Vaughan pointed out.

"All the greats of the past 30 years had spells in county cricket. It would do their development a great deal of good to come here," he added.

The 39-year-old later took criticism to an all new level, when he tweeted a photo of a white flag and captioned it as India's new flag, mocking India's surrender to England.

Vaughan is one of the most active cricketers on Twitter and is popular amongst the Twitterati, because of his direct and witty comments.

The Yorkshireman urged Indian fans to accept the reality.

Meanwhile, the extra-sensitive fans in the cricket crazy nation gave fitting replies to Vaughan, some with derogatory remarks and abuses.

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