ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: After England’s thumping win over minnows Afghanistan, cricketer-turned-commentator Kevin Pietersen said ‘give em the cup already’. Now that hosts England have lost to Sri Lanka by 20 runs, the former English batsman’s words are coming back to haunt him. It was a terrific win for the Lankans as they upset favourites England, which also sets the tournament alive. Pietersen in a way got trolled by Indian fans for his comments back then. Now, the world is bashing and roasting Pietersen. Fans are asking in a very sly tone as to where is he now after seeing what happened to England.
Here is how he drew flak from fans on social media:
Pietersen has been known to be an outspoken character and that is a reason why he is loved across the world.
While he was asked what do you have to say, Kevin replied, “A couple of hiccups are bound to happen. England is still very much in it.”
Lasith Malinga has bagged the man of the match for his four wickets in the match which helped the Lankans edge out the hosts in a low-scoring affair.
“We know how good a player he is, we’ve seen it in T20 cricket and in the IPL. But we kept sticking to our plans, ensured that he played away dots and put pressure on him. It paid off. Our plan was to stick to line and length on this pitch with the slower ones and bouncers. We have the confidence to influence matches and have faith in ourselves,” said Malinga while taking the award.