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David Cameron leads tributes to England cricketers as Matt Prior reminds Michael Vaughan of embarrassing prediction

David Cameron. File picture: PA Wire David Cameron. File picture: PA Wire

Monday, December 17, 2012
12:11 PM

England’s success is viewed as equal to, if not better than, their triumph in Australia two years ago due to the vast difference between English and sub-continental pitches.

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England's cricketer Matt Prior bats during a practice match against Haryana in Ahmadabad, India, Friday, Nov. 9, 2012. England and India are scheduled to play four tests with the first test beginning on Nov. 15 in Ahmedabad.  (AP Photo/Ajit Solanki) England's cricketer Matt Prior bats during a practice match against Haryana in Ahmadabad, India, Friday, Nov. 9, 2012. England and India are scheduled to play four tests with the first test beginning on Nov. 15 in Ahmedabad. (AP Photo/Ajit Solanki)

Unsurprisingly, the win has attracted a great deal of attention on Twitter.

“Congrats to Alastair Cook’s #EnglandCricket team for 1st series victory in India since 1985 - another fantastic 2012 sporting feat,” said Prime Minister David Cameron on the social networking site.

Former England captains Alec Stewart and Michael Vaughan also expressed their satisfaction.

“Congratulations to the England cricket team. A fantastic series win and one they should be very proud of. Celebrate it well lads!” tweeted Stewart.

Vaughan added: “Cannot praise the England cricket team enough on winning in India...The hardest place of them all to win....A real all round team effort...”

Vaughan had suggested England were staring at a 4-0 whitewash after losing the first Test, something that does not appear to have been forgotten by wicketkeeper-batsman Matt Prior.

He responded: “Where’s that tweet predicting 4-0 win to india @MichaelVaughan? The boys can’t seem to find it? £turnsroundquickly.”

Former Australia international Shane Warne, who recently hinted at a comeback earlier this month for next year’s Ashes series also tweeted his congratulations.

“Well done to the England cricket team. A fantastic series win and one they should be very proud of. Celebrate properly....” he said.

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