Former England cricketer Kevin Pietersen is not known as someone who would shy away from expressing his opinions. Pietersen, during his playing days, was regarded as one of the most controversial figures from England cricket because of the same reason.
In his autobiography ‘KP’, Pietersen had alleged that he faced a lot of criticism in England because he was one of the first few players to play in the Indian Premier League, and had also alleged that the England and Wales Cricket Board was reluctant to allow domestic players from participating in the T20 tournament. Pietersen played for Delhi Capitals and Royal Challengers Bangalore during his IPL career.
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In a recent tweet, though, ECB wished good luck to two players Ben Stokes and Jofra Archer before Rajasthan Royals’ match against Kings XI Punjab.
“Good luck to our lads in today’s huge IPL game!” ECB wrote on Friday.
Pietersen was quick to reply to the tweet and he wrote: “Just imagine, IMAGINE this tweet 8/9 years ago…!” along with a few laughing smileys.
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“I’m so happy these guys are benefitting positively from the IPL!” Pietersen added.
Meanwhile, RR will face off against Kolkata Knight Riders on Sunday, after picking a sensational win over Kings XI Punjab. Both Stokes and Archer had a good game against KXIP and will hope to deliver a similar performance against KKR.