Kevin Pietersen: The former English player was kind enough to recall the Bangladeshi wicket-keeper who was wrongly given out.
During the ongoing match of the Road Safety World Series between England Legends and Bangladesh Legends in Raipur, England Legends captain Kevin Pietersen won respect from fans for his generous gesture on the field.
It all happened on the fourth delivery of the 12th over when Bangladesh wicket-keeper batsman Khaled Mashud was given out leg before the wicket against England spinner Chris Schofield.
Just as Mashud was walking back to the pavilion, he signaled to the umpire with respect to having played the ball on to his pad. In the absence of DRS, there was little that the right-hand batsman could’ve done about the situation.
However, it was at this point in time that Pietersen discussed the same with his teammates and decided to call Mashud back to bat again. Mashud, 45, eventually had to retire hurt for 31 (39) after what seemed like pulling a muscle on his arm.
Other than Mashud, Bangladesh Legends’ Mushfiqur Rahman (30*) also contributed significantly to propel his team to 113/5 in 20 overs. With bowling figures of 2-0-10-2, England Legends’ Chris Tremlett was the pick of their bowlers. In addition to Tremlett, Monty Panesar, Schofield and Ryan Sidebottom picked a wicket apiece.
Fans laud Kevin Pietersen after he calls back Khaled Mashud
Kevin Pietersen called back Khaled Mashud who was given LBW out by umpire. The ball touched the bat first.
Something you expect in a Legend’s match
Great Sportsmanship @KP24 👏♥️♥️#RoadSafetyWorldSeries#BattleOfTheLegends#YehJungHaiLegendry
— Sidharth_Shukla_World (MI💙 Meri Jaan 💙) (@Sidharth_World_) March 7, 2021
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— CaTiN_aShiQ (@catin_ashiq) March 7, 2021
— Voot (@justvoot) March 7, 2021
Bangladesh WK batsman Khalid Mashud was given LBW out off Chris Schofield, he gestured toward the umpire after that England legends captain Kevin Pietersen called him back when he was on his way back to Pavillion 👏#RoadSafetyWorldSeries
— Abhijeet ♞ (@TheYorkerBall) March 7, 2021
— Mehul arora (@me_mehul02) March 7, 2021
Great gesture by Kevin Pietersen. He called back Khaled Mashud who was given out LBW, the ball hit the bat first.
— Mufaddal Vohra (@mufaddal_vohra) March 7, 2021
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