Vaughan’s comments are “stupid” and “do not matter”- Rashid
England leg-spinner Adil Rashid says former captain Michael Vaughan’s comments about his recall to the Test squad are “stupid” and “do not matter”.
Rashid, 30, was named in a 13-man squad for the first Test against India next week despite signing a white-ball-only contract at Yorkshire.
Vaughan described the decision to select Rashid as “ridiculous”.
Rashid told BBC Sport: “He can say a lot and he thinks people might listen, but I don’t think they do.”
He added: “There has been a lot of hoo-ha.
“I don’t see what the big deal is, with people talking about me being retired. I didn’t say anything about retirement, which some pundits have said.
“It was not an easy decision, but when your country wants you and asks if you are available, you cannot just say no.”
The first match of the five-Test series begins on 1 August at Edgbaston.