WATCH: Kevin Pietersen hilariously lambastes Ahmed Shehzad for his low returns in PSL 2020

Dixit Bhargav
|Published April 01, 2020

Kevin Pietersen hilariously lambastes Ahmed Shehzad: The former English captain was seen in a video interaction with the Pakistani batsman.

With cricket not happening at any level in the wake of the novel COVID-19, most of the cricketers are taking to their respective social media handles to engage with fans in times when they don’t have much else to do.

Former India opening batsman Wasim Jaffer, former Australia spinner Brad Hogg, New Zealand fast bowler Mitchell McClenaghan and India Women’s captain Harmanpreet Kaur are among the many cricketers who have expressed their opinion across facets of the game in one way or the other.

Most recently, England pacers in Mark Wood and Liam Plunkett nailed the “Sexy Kitten Challenge” to entertain their fans and Australia batsman David Warner nominated India captain Virat Kohli to shave his head to show support for COVID-19 workers around the globe.

Former England captain Kevin Pietersen, who indulged in an Instagram live session with India limited-overs vice-captain Rohit Sharma and spinner Yuzvendra Chahal, was seen interacting with Pakistan batsman Ahmed Shehzad on the same platform.

Pietersen, who seemed to be in a jolly mood, asked Shehzad reasons behind his shambolic form in PSL 2020. “Well, I have tried my best in this IPL [PSL]. I have been working really hard. Sometimes you know as a cricketer you are trying everything but it’s not coming. You cannot help it. You still have to believe in yourself whenever you go,” Shehzad said during the Instagram live session.

Kevin Pietersen hilariously lambastes Ahmed Shehzad

Upon hearing a formal answer from the 28-year old player, Pietersen laid emphasis on him being a “buddy” and not a “journalist”. Catering to Pietersen’s need of hearing a clear answer, Shehzad pointed out how him batting at No. 3 for Quetta Gladiators didn’t work in his favour.

“You want a clear answer? I was playing [at] No.3 and I tried but it was not helping me. It was my first time that I played the entire tournament at No.3. I never complained. I was doing my best, I tried my best but it was not coming,” Shehzad answered.

Continuing on pulling Shehzad’s leg, Pietersen joked how he doesn’t want to bat anywhere other than opening the batting and that the same will see him “carry drinks” in the near future.

“So you don’t wanna bat No.1, you can’t bat two, you can’t bat three, you can’t bat four, you can’t bat five. I think you must go and bat at 13. Go and bat 13 for Quetta Gladiators next season No.13 for the third team, not even for the first team. You are gonna carry drinks,” Pietersen lambasted Shehzad.

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In seven matches for Gladiators this year, Shehzad scored 61 runs at a paltry average and strike rate of 8.71 and 95.31 respectively.

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Dixit Bhargav

Dixit Bhargav

Born and brought up in Pathankot, Dixit Bhargav is an engineering and sports management graduate who is currently into his fifth year as a Cricket Editor at The SportsRush. His first cricketing memory dates back to 2002 when former India captain Sourav Ganguly had waved his jersey at the historic Lord’s balcony. What followed for an 8-year-old was an instant adulation for both Ganguly and the sport. The optimist in him is waiting for the day when Punjab Kings will win their maiden Indian Premier League title. When not watching cricket, he is mostly found in a cinema hall watching a Punjabi movie.

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