Kesrick Williams lashes out at Kevin Pietersen for his ‘not good enough’ tweet
Williams hasn't really found his game sorted for the franchise cricket across the globe yet.
Updated - May 17, 2020 11:49 am
Months after Kevin Pietersen’s harsh tweet on Kesrick Williams, the fast-bowler has finally opened up with his opinion on it. During an interview, the West Indian pacer revealed that he feels Pietersen said that because he wanted the spotlight on him.
The West Indian fast bowler then explained what possibly would have been Pietersen’s thought-process before he tweeted. Williams said that the former England batsman saw an opportunity to come back to the spotlight as the pacer was trending at that moment and was involved in a famous story with the Indian captain, Virat Kohli. The 30-year-old also noted that KP wouldn’t go behind Kohli as he is a bigger name in international cricket.
KP was off the map and he just wanted a reason to be on the map: Kesrick Williams
“KP likes the spotlight. Nothing wrong with liking the spotlight but it is the way how you get the spotlight. At that point, nobody spoke to KP. He was not important. He was off the map and he just wanted a reason to be on the map,” Williams said during his interview with ICN 360.
During the IPL 2020 auction, Williams didn’t manage to find a buyer. At that time, former Indian cricketer, Sanjay Manjrekar had tweeted urging the franchises to buy the Caribbean pacer. In his suggestion, he revealed that the bowler could be perfect for the Indian conditions. However, the former England batsman replied back to the tweet in quite a harsh manner. He expressed that there is nothing special about the fast bowler except for his celebration. KP also said that Williams is not good enough.
— Sanjog Gupta (@Sanjog_G) December 15, 2019
Completely disagree. He’s not good enough! He has nothing special apart from his celebration…
— Kevin Pietersen🦏 (@KP24) December 15, 2019
During the interview, the Windward Islands pacer also said he still respects the England batsman. He also shared a few memories from the time when he would watch KP bat at the highest level. However, there were some more harsh words spoken by the bowler for the South African-born batsman.
Williams hasn’t really found his game sorted for the franchise cricket across the globe yet. He has played in Bangladesh Premier League and would be aiming for an IPL contract next year again. His T20I record is quite good. In 25 matches for West Indies, the right-arm pacer has picked up 41 wickets at an average of 18.82. He has also played eight ODIs and taken nine wickets in those matches.