'Might affect your IPL commentary contract' - A fan tries to taunt Kevin Pietersen on Twitter; gets a mouth-shutting response

‘Might affect your IPL commentary contract’ – A fan tries to taunt Kevin Pietersen on Twitter; gets a mouth-shutting response

"Take your smart arse comments elsewhere." - KP.

Kevin Pietersen
Kevin Pietersen. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

Coronavirus, which started like flu in Wuhan last year, has taken the world by storm. The virus has claimed almost 3200 lives besides infecting more than 95,000 people globally. The virus has spread to more than eighty countries which also includes India. 31 confirmed cases have already been reported in India and in view of the alarming situation, question marks have galore around the viability of staging sporting events like the Indian Premier League.

India is set to host South Africa for a three-match One-day International series, starting March 12, and while question marks have galore, the series has been given a green signal by both the boards. A lot of sporting events have been either canceled or postponed in the wake of the rising Coronavirus threat but former England cricketer Kevin Pieterson thinks that stopping sporting events because of the virus is ‘pathetic’.

The charismatic former batsman, who is currently in India where he is shooting a documentary- as part of his ‘Save Rhino’ campaign took to Twitter on Saturday to give a piece of his mind regarding the issue when he wrote, “STOPPING sporting events because of this virus would be PATHETIC! Playing a few games without spectators is what should happen if anything at all! Imagine how much more hysteria there’ll be if major sports are cancelled…! Just RIDICULOUS!”

One Twitter user tried to taunt whether KP’s statement was because of the fact that he might miss out on an IPL commentary contract in case the tournament is canceled. “Might effect your IPL commentary contract I guess?” wrote the user.

Not the one to mince his words, Pieterson, in his quintessential way replied, “I think I’m financially ok mate! So take your smart arse comments elsewhere.”

Coming back to the issue, IPL governing council chairman Brijesh Patel has recently said that the BCCI is keeping a tab on the situation. According to a report in Indian Express, the apex-cricketing body met the Sports and Health Ministry to seek their advice on the health impact, and if one of the officials is to believe, every necessary precaution will be taken to ensure everyone’s safety during the IPL.