Former England captain Kevin Pietersen was at his humorous best on social media after the England Legends team beat their Indian counterpart in the Road Safety World Series match in Raipur on Tuesday.
Kevin Pietersen led EL beats India Legends in Road Safety World Series
England Legends, led by Kevin Pietersen, beat India Legends by 6 runs in a thriller at the newly-built Shaheed Veer Narayan Singh International Cricket Stadium in Raipur.
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After the game, Pietersen took to Instagram to share a photo with the England Legends squad while taking a cheeky dig at England selectors.
“So England CAN beat India in India! How cool was that game? England selectors – we’re all available,” Pietersen captioned the picture.
Pietersen went on to become the Player of the Match on Tuesday as he led his side with a 37-ball 75 run knock to help them post a score of 188/7 in 20 overs.
For India Legends, Sachin Tendulkar and Sehwag failed to give a massive start that needed by the Indian side. Yuvraj Singh for his counterpart added 22 runs and dismissed off Panesar delivery. Manpreet Gony and Irfan Pathan remain unbeaten while India winds up their innings before reaching the target.
Pathan brothers – Yusuf and Irfan – were the stars with the ball. Yusuf Pathan picked up 3 wickets for India while Irfan took 2 wickets.
Kevin Pietersen has earlier slammed the England Test team after they were bowled out for 81 runs in the Pink-ball Test against India in Ahmedabad.
“All I am going to say is that the batting was dreadful and awful from both teams. I think if they are honest with themselves, they will admit they batted poorly. 21 of the 30 dismissals came from straight deliveries.
“There was nothing dangerous on the wicket, there just needed to be better batting. With better batting, this would have gone to Day 3, maybe Day 4,” Pietersen said.