Kevin Pietersen makes fun of Joe Root, England fans go after former batsman
Kevin Pietersen was roasted by English fans on Twitter after he took a dig at England cricket team skipper Joe Root even as the side was facing defeat in the third Ashes Test vs Australia cricket team.cricket Updated: Dec 18, 2017 16:34 IST
As England were on the verge of defeat in the third Ashes Test against Australia cricket team in Perth, staring at the prospect of losing the Urn, former batsman Kevin Pietersen was roasted by English fans on Twitter after he took a dig at current captain Joe Root. (Australia vs England 3rd Test Scorecard)
Pietersen, who is commentating in the ongoing Ashes, posted a morphed picture of the captain holding a water gun with the caption: “Captain Fantastic!”
England were already trailing 0-2 and with wet conditions hampering play on the fifth day, the dig didn’t go down well with most English fans who found the tweet and the occasion unfortunate.
England, eventually, lost the Test and the series on Monday. But the dig against Root has infuriated fans given that the England captain isn’t going through the best of times, having scored just 176 runs in the six innings so far, including two half centuries.
In contrast, his counterpart, Steve Smith, has 426 runs against his name in four innings, including a century and an astonishing 239 runs scored in the first innings of the Perth Test.
I've got a pistol in my pocket baby, I've got it pointing at you KP. Stop this nonsense.— Sam Jeez (@Slamma1969) December 18, 2017
Sarcasm much?— Critical Eye (@DWBal4) December 18, 2017
KP troll @root66 and cook as if he was never in the team when England was whitewashed by Australia last time, he should look himself into mirror because he was also not able to win a game for England— Shazia Naaz (@ShaziaNaaz7) December 18, 2017
So much easier from the commentary box😄— Jai Sharma (@Jai_Sharma) December 18, 2017
you can't do the blame game, nope. May or may not be a best Captain, that's team ethics not to blame.— vijayakumar S (@vksreddy) December 18, 2017
Having won the toss in Perth, England opted to bat first in the third Test before putting on their best show in the series so far, posting 403 in the first innings. However, an individual brilliance by Steve Smith, who became the first captain to score an Ashes double hundred, led Australia to a mammoth 662/9 declared before Josh Hazlewood ran through the English batting line-up in the second innings to finish with figures of 5/48, and hand Australia an unassailable 3-0 lead.
First Published: Dec 18, 2017 14:05 IST