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Kevin Pietersen is Miffed with English Media; Yuvraj Singh Steps in With This Remark

The former England cricketer added that dealing with the media is as tough as the actual job in the country.

Kevin Pietersen is Miffed with English Media; Yuvraj Singh Steps in With This Remark

Former England captain Kevin Pietersen took to Twitter to express his displeasure with the English media stating that it has been after Frank Lampard, football manager and head coach of the English professional football club Chelsea. He added that just a month ago, the same critical treatment was being met out to the manager of Manchester United FC, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. But now that the club is at the top, ‘he’s okay’, said Kevin. The former cricketer added that dealing with the media is as tough as the actual job in the country.

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Taking a dig at his friend, former Indian all-rounder Yuvraj Singh replied to Kevin’s tweet, “R u hurting baby.”

This started a conversation between the two about how the media responds to failure and success. An agitated Kevin said that his buddy is in the line of fire from ‘absolute clowns’ who wished to be at his place.

Responding to his comment, Yuvraj said that as people in sports, they know how criticism works. He added that when you are at the top, you are a hero and when you are at the bottom, you become a villain.”

Kevin replied, “Exactly right! Tough at the top!”

The two former cricketers are football fans and have previously discussed the sport on social media.

Last year, the two also engaged in Twitter banter after Kevin’s favourite Chelsea defeated Man United. Kevin tweeted to Yuvraj asking ‘if he’s okay’ after the match. Yuvraj replied to Kevin’s tweet, “No man I am not hurting.”

Kevin retired from all forms of cricket on January 6, 2018, while Yuvraj announced his retirement on June 10, 2019. However, in September 2019, Yuvrajannounced that he would like to return to the T20 format of cricket in the state of Punjab.

The two former cricketers played together in the indoor single wicket cricket tournament Ultimate Kricket Challenge (UKC). It was held in the Coca-Cola Arena in Dubai between December 24 to January 1, 2021.



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