Watson and KP team up to jibe at Alastair Cook on team selection
by Ankit Editor
Published - Jul 10, 2016 7:57 am | Updated - Jul 10, 2016 7:57 am
Former Australian all-rounder Shane Watson and England batsman Kevin Pietersen might have not had the best of relations while on the cricket field. But they seem to have found a bonding topic over the weekend and that happens to be England skipper Alastair Cook.
Cook who must be busy ironing out his final strategies as England prepare to face the challenge from Pakistan in the 4-match Test that starts on July 14 at the Lord’s was made look selfish by the duo.
It was Watson who started it with a Tweet in which he tagged Pietersen and wrote ‘@KP24 I really want to know why @Ian_Bell isn’t being recalled to the Test team. A beautiful batsmen with a great record#class#22Hundreds.’
— Shane Watson (@ShaneRWatson33) July 9, 2016
KP is always looking for opportunities to hit back at the England Cricket Board any any of those he feels were responsible for his exit. He replied to that Tweet from Watson and wrote ‘I reckon Cook won’t pick anyone that could jeopardise any of his records, Watto! @ShaneRWatson33.’
— KP (@KP24) July 9, 2016
It’s an interesting perceptive put up by Pietersen since he himself with 23 Test tons and Bell who has 22 are the only two who can challenge Alastair Cook’s England record of 28. The most prominent batsman in the English lineup at the moment Joe Root is a distant 38th and is nowhere close to the trio.
Some fans enjoyed this accusation while others also trolled them back with their response. Here is how Twitterati responded to their Tweets:
— Snehee (@sneheealag) July 9, 2016
— Farhan (@jrlallany) July 10, 2016
— Julie Gould (@rabbitsj70) July 9, 2016
— Giles Harrison (@gilestharrison) July 9, 2016
— Boring JamesAnderson (@boringjimmy613) July 9, 2016
— reeny (@f27c6d39cfdb499) July 9, 2016
— Rizwan Khan (@rjkn85) July 9, 2016
@ShaneRWatson33 because its time to move on…get younger players in.
— Paul (@paulhog) July 9, 2016
— Jake Johnson (@jakemoon2011) July 9, 2016
— Gavin Moores (@GavinMoores) July 9, 2016
— Vineet Kumar (@Vineetkumar9026) July 9, 2016
— Ranjeet R Iyer (@wdp4_20059) July 9, 2016
— hank_nsno (@Hank_nsno) July 9, 2016