Former England captain Kevin Pietersen is widely regarded as one of the finest Three Lions cricketers. Having last played his international match in 2014, KP has picked up the microphone and is enjoying his stint as a broadcaster.
Pietersen recently featured in the 15th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) as a commentator and graced the commentary box with his presence. The South African-born commentator recently shared videos of his son Dylan batting in nets and captioned them “Like father, like son…#Flamingo” on Instagram.
Pietersen’s video quickly grabbed the attention of former Indian cricketer Yuvraj Singh who commented on the post stating, “Wow! Same style.” However, the following video, which Pietersen shared, caught the attention of Bollywood actor Sunil Shetty.
Pietersen shared the video with a caption, “Definitely NOT like father, like son! Dylan has a way better high elbow than I ever did!” Shetty wasted no time in appreciating the batting style of Pietersen’s son and commented, “He is goooooooood.”
The 41-year-old recently expressed his opinion on having a lesser number of teams in the county championship to increase its quality. The County Select XI recently outplayed New Zealand in the practice game by seven wickets. Pietersen said that the best players should play against the best to make a significant impact with the red ball. Pietersen insists that lesser teams will create more competition between the players, increasing the quality of cricket as well.
First Class Counties team beat NZ this last weekend. Combining the countries talent into less 4-day teams will only improve the players and that’s what I see from that result. Let the best play with & against the best in a 4 day comp! 👀
— Kevin Pietersen🦏 (@KP24) May 30, 2022
Players like Rory Burns, Haseeb Hameed, etc., have done really great in the County Championship, but they could not translate their form to the international stage.