Fans roast Kevin Pietersen after he makes debut on TikTok
Pietersen was named the Man of the Tournament when England lifted the T20 World Cup in the year 2010.
Updated - Jan 2, 2020 8:05 pm
Former England cricketer Kevin Pietersen was one of the very few overseas cricketers who is admired by most of the fans in India. He will forever be remembered as one of the greatest English batsmen of his generation, if not all time. He essayed 8,181 runs on the back of 23 hundreds and 35 fifties across 104 Test matches. He has scored 4440 runs in ODIs with the help of nine centuries and 25 fifties in 125 innings.
As far as the shortest format is concerned, he has scored 1176 in 36 games. He was named the Man of the Tournament when England lifted the T20 World Cup in the year 2010 which was team’s first ICC trophy. Kevin Pietersen was a substantial part of the team that won the Ashes at home in the year 2005. In his stellar career, he has won four Ashes with England. Kevin Pietersen is the second-highest run-scorer for England of all time across formats.
He is known for his trademark shot ‘Palti hit’ also known as ‘switch-hit’. Kevin Pietersen used to play this modern cricket shot that drew plaudits for his style of batting. This particular shot involves effectively switching from a right-hander to a left-hander just before the ball is released by the bowler only for the purpose of executing the shot.
Kevin Pietersen makes a debut on TikTok
Meanwhile, former England batting great recently made his debut on the popular video-sharing social networking platform ‘TikTok’. The short video app which is wildly famous with lip-syncing teenagers across the world took India by storm, thus making India TikTok’s biggest global market.
Out of half a billion users, more than 200 million users are Indians and the majority of them are kids and teenagers. For the uninitiated, TikTok is an app that lets you share short clips and the main concept is to use dance or lip sync to background music or movie dialogues to create the most viral clip.
As soon as when Kevin Pietersen announced that he joined TikTok, the fans could not believe their eyes. The former cricketer also took to his official Twitter handle to state that his post on Happy New Year got over 5 million views. “I’ve just joined TikTok today. Already 5.3M views on my #happynewyear2020 post…!,” KP wrote.
— Kevin Pietersen🦏 (@KP24) January 1, 2020
However, the fans took a dig at the former England cricketer after he joined TikTok. Some fans roasted him left, right and centre. Check out the best tweets below.
KP, I though you have self respect
— Mitul (@Eme2ul) January 1, 2020
That’s not a post…it’s a disaster
— Atul Agrawal (@iAtulAgrawal) January 1, 2020
And i have officially lost all my respect for you KP !
— ॐ Poetrovert (@themsdfan) January 1, 2020
so you bag out brisbane for no reason and then join an app for teens? Yep, priorities right bud?
— Macca (@Justflips96) January 1, 2020
— Ganesh (@GANESH_II) January 1, 2020
In 5.3 ,, 5M are indians all are jobless
— cricketclub (@club1_cricket) January 1, 2020
dont use it KP😑😑 pic.twitter.com/jtvXYS2Evv
— The Cricket Girl (@aliyaakram_) January 1, 2020
Probably one of the cringest stuff I have seen from you. Don't do it.
— ™ (@MSN10i) January 1, 2020