Kevin Pietersen wants Crane in the XI

Kevin Pietersen doesn’t think that the England think tank should play with the same bowling line up that they played with in the Brisbane test match.

As per Pietersen, Jake Ball can’t be given another opportunity as he looked absolutely ordinary at Gabba. Even though there will be the floodlight factor at Adelaide which will mean that the ball will move around, he would still be tempted to leave Jake Ball out and instead select the leggie Mason Crane in the XI.
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KEVIN PIETERSEN SLAMS MCGIRT

Kevin Pietersenhas slammed William McGirt for his golfing. Pietersen has always been vocal about his opinions as a cricketer but it seems golf has his attention this time.


He targeted the American over his slow putt in the game against Dane SorenKjeldsen at the WGC Dell Match Play Championship.

There have been discussions around the action in the world of golf. It seems the display of McGirt might force the regulators and officials to have more formal debate over the issue. The issue of slow play in golf can quickly get heated.

Pietersen, who was watching the game live on television, could not stomach it any longer so he voiced out but not without his signature humour as the slow play dragged on. (more…)

MS Dhoni Patience can’t be Taken for Granted

MS Dhoni may be a soft spoken personality, but, you cannot just sledge him or tease him and get away even if you are a commentator.


During the match no. 2 of the on-going IPL, the Pune player Manoj Tiwary was in a conversation with the commentary team upstairs while he was fielding at the first slip position. MS Dhoni was standing just beside him keeping the wickets.

Kevin Pietersen who was one of the commentators at that time requested Tiwary to go to Dhoni and tell him that he was not as good a golfer as KP.

Tiwary obliged and then the answer that came from the Indian wicketkeeper got everyone burst into laughter.

Dhoni reminded Pietersen that he could say whatever he wanted to say, but, he would still remain his first scalp in international Cricket with the ball.

It’s a story of 6 years back when India and England were playing a test match at the historical venue of Lord’s. (more…)

Kevin Pietersen will be Commentator in 2017 IPL

Kevin Pietersen will be one of the voices behind the microphone in this year’s IPL which is commencing from today.


Pietersen taking up the commentary for IPL 2017 is surprising for many people because he had earlier made a decision of remaining away from the league to be at home in that duration.

He was going to be up for sale in the auction along with hundreds of other Cricketers from different countries in February, but, at the last second, he had pulled himself out of that.

So, after refusing to be available to play in the league for the sake of having some family time, how is he now coming to India to perform the broadcasting duties? That’s the question people have been asking to Pietersen on social media.

Answering to one of his followers yesterday who had asked the same question to him, the 36-year old cleared his point. (more…)

KOHLI SHOULD HAVE JUST BROUGHT A TOOTHPICK – PIETERSEN

The recent test series played by India against England, has seen a lot of records being broken and lovely performances from various players.


The latest was from the captain of the Indian Test team, Virat Kohli who became a social media darling, after he posted a career-best of 235 runs, thus leading his team to finish off their first innings with a massive 231-run lead over England at the Wankhede stadium, during their fourth test on Sunday in Mumbai.

This has led him to become a highly respected social media personality as his fans, followers and admirers kept on posting various praises of their cricket hero. The Indian captain smashed a lot of records on his way to his overwhelming double ton, becoming the first Indian captain to register two double tons. His three double centuries were all in the year 2016, just oneshy away from reaching Michael Clarke’s record of four double centuries in a year.

In addition to that, Kohli’s 235 is so far the highest ever scored by an Indian Test Captain. Before this, the highest had been 224 by MS Dhoni in 2013, in a match against Australia. (more…)

Alastair Cook Unhappy with Top Batsmen

Alastair Cook reckons it’s because of not enough runs coming off the bat of no. one, two and three and not all the catches being safely held by his close in fieldsman that his team could not have the better of Pakistan.


Cook talked about all the guys having got as reasonable a run as they should have, but, not paying dividends regularly enough. His indication was definitely towards Alex Hales who played all the matches and batted in all the innings, but, barring one innings, was never able to see off the new ball with his skipper.

Regarding catches, Cook said that whenever in the past, England had been victorious, not a lot of catches went to ground and whenever they had been on the losing end, there were a lot of missed catching opportunities and the Pakistan series was no different. The catches were not taken and it became the cause of the losses as batsmen getting the reprieve made it big. (more…)