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Michael Vaughan presented Adil Rashid with first Test cap in 2015

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.

‘Vaughan is bored – people have no interest in him’

Rashid has taken 38 wickets at an average of 42.78 in 10 Tests for England, the most recent of which came in India in December 2016.

In February, he signed a contract with Yorkshire to play only limited-overs cricket in 2018. He has not played a first-class match since September 2017.

Writing in the Telegraph,