Harbhajan Singh chides Kevin Pietersen on fishing while advocating to save rhinos; deletes tweet later

Harbhajan Singh chides Kevin Pietersen on fishing while advocating to save rhinos; deletes tweet later

'My Insta story shows the release,' added KP.

Harbhajan Singh
Harbhajan Singh of India. (Photo by Pal Pillai/Getty Images)

Kevin Pietersen was probably one of the most flamboyant cricketers of his generation. Tremendously talented and opinionated, Pietersen set the cricket field on fire with his amazing strokeplay and genius batting. He was at one time, the highest international run-getter for England, before being surpassed by Sir Alastair Cook.

Since his retirement, Pietersen has moved onto media roles like commentating and has also dipped his hand into charitable work and is closely associated with a charitable organization which helps in the conservation of wild rhinos in Africa, as they are on the verge of extinction due to poaching and human encroachment.

Pietersen played 104 Tests scoring 8181 runs, 136 ODIs scoring 4440 runs and 37 T20Is scoring 1176 runs and was part of England’s ICC World T20 2010 victory.

Harbhajan scolds KP for fishing; later deletes his tweet

This time, however, Pietersen seemingly offended Indian off-spinner and his one-time rival Harbhajan Singh, as the former England captain took to social media and shared his experience of going fishing at his home South Africa. Pietersen caught a 2 KG Tigerfish and shared an image on his Instagram and also posted the message on his Twitter as well. Pietersen posted, “I caught a 2kg tiger fish…what a little fighter. My insta story shows the release. So lucky to do such amazing experiences.”

To this Harbhajan Singh was quick to mention that on one hand, Kevin Pietersen talks about saving the Rhinos from extinction and conversing the wildlife in Africa, but on the other hand, he was taking part in fishing which kills marine life. Harbhajan quoted KP’s tweet and posted, “Save rhino but kill fish??” The tweet was later deleted.

Harbhajan Singh
(Photo Source: Twitter)

However, unknown to Harbhajan, who apparently only read the tweet and not the Instagram post; the South Africa-born former England player had posted that everyone can watch the release of the fish back into the water on his Instagram stories. But it seems that Harbhajan was not the only one to react instinctively, as many fans and users on both Twitter and Insta followed Bhajji’s lead and posted angry messages on his account.