July 30, 2021

Cricket: Kevin Pietersen on holiday as England crumble

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KP_620x310From The New Zealand Herald

The Daily Mail continues the onslaught against the hapless English cricket team. In this piece, Ashley Clements reports that England outcast Kevin Pietersen has been sunning himself in the Caribbean while the team that didn’t want him crashed to defeat at the hands of the Black Caps.

In the wake of England’s humiliating defeat against New Zealand on Friday, exiled batsmen Kevin Pietersen posted a timely video of himself enjoying a holiday in Barbados.

England were whipped out for 123 in Wellington as Tim Southee produced a vintage display of swing bowling to return seven for 33 – the best figures by a New Zealand bowler in one-day internationals.

The Black Caps then raced to the target in just 12.2 overs, on the back of Brendon McCullum’s whirlwind 77 from 25 balls.

Pietersen, who has been sunning himself at the plush Westmoreland luxury resort, posted a video to his Twitter account with the caption ‘Sun, pool, sea, sand…loving @RoyalWM this week! #Barbados’.

PietersenPietersen seems to be making a habit of posting clips shortly after England defeats. He posted a similar video last week following England’s defeat against Australia.

‘Top bombing,’ he wrote alongside side another swimming pool dive as England suffered an 111-run defeat to World Cup co-hosts Australia.

The 34-year-old will undertake commentary duties with BBC’s Test Match Special from the quarter-final stage onwards and it remains to be seen whether he will be running the rule over the England side.

Kevin Pietersen has posted pictures of himself on holiday in the Caribbean while his former England teammates have lost two consecutive games at the World Cup. Photo / Getty Images
Unwanted English cricketer Kevin Pietersen on holiday in Barbados. Photo / Instagram

For more on this story go to: http://www.nzherald.co.nz/cricket-world-cup/news/article.cfm?c_id=497&objectid=11405661

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