Former England captain Kevin Pietersen’s tweet about Indian Premiere League impressed Indian fans as it has already garnered most number of likes compared to any of his previous tweets. The cricketer turned commentator has said that cricket boards shouldn’t schedule any international games during IPL and crowned the T20 league as “biggest show in town”.
Some of the prominent England players are reportedly in dilemma about their participation in the Indian Premiere League as their two test home series against Black caps are scheduled on 2nd of June, a day after the final match of the upcoming edition of IPL tournament.
If the teams that English players are representing reaches the finals of the cash rich T20 tournament, they have to miss the main match in order to serve their nation. Though Ashley Giles, Director of the England and Wales cricket board made it clear that England won’t force their players to represent their nation over IPL, players are reluctant, says reports.
Amidst such situation, former England captain Kevin Pietersen who is pretty much interactive with Indian fans in twitter, came up with a tweet saying that cricket boards shouldn’t schedule matches during IPL as it is the biggest show in town. “Cricket boards need to realise that the IPL is the biggest show in town. DO NOT schedule ANY international games whilst it’s on. V v v simple!” his tweet read.
Cricket boards need to realise that the @IPL is the biggest show in town.— Kevin Pietersen🦏 (@KP24) April 2, 2021
DO NOT schedule ANY international games whilst it’s on.
V v v simple!
In no time, the tweet garnered 12k plus likes from his 3.7 million followers among which most of them are Indians. Many lauded the cricketer for the way he is seeing the India based tournament and he received criticism for his tweet as well.
Cricket fans from Bangladesh and Pakistan who couldn’t agree the tweet of Kevin, started criticizing it as well.
Check out some of the reactions below :
U Need To Realize There Are Many Players Outside IPL. In IPL Hardly 40-50 International Players Gets Chance. Other Teams Other Players Have Life . They Want To Play. Let Them Play Who Wants To Play.— বাংলার ছেলে 🇧🇩 (@iSoumikSaheb) April 2, 2021
Do Not Jeopardize International Cricket
Dont worry ICC is totaly in control by BCCI— Shah Muhammad Saad (@itxshah) April 2, 2021
Not everyone is as greedy for 💵 as you are .. international cricket has to be the priority. V v v simple !— Yasir Ali Hashmi (@YasirAliHashmi1) April 2, 2021
Every Pakistani during ipl 😭😂🤣🤣🤣 pic.twitter.com/YabfGYG7jl— Rohitian 💙💙💙 (@LoyalfanofRohit) April 2, 2021
Bodied Daniel and Pakistan fans 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣— 𝐒𝐡𝐲𝐚𝐦 (@bazzing_a) April 2, 2021
I m here only to read Pakistani comments and their RR— Kachra Seth (@Kachra_Se) April 2, 2021
Absolutely disagree with you International cricket is more important then ipl and I think you should had tweet that priortize international crickter then money.— Salar Abbasi (@SalarAbbasi10) April 2, 2021
International games ? Who's left then except Pakistan?— Zeenkismita Talookdar (@Vampire_soul45) April 2, 2021