England yet again faltered in the ongoing Ashes and are staring at another loss. However, today, there was an incident in which a few of the former Aussie players fired up at England’s Kevin Pietersen. This is due to the Tweet made by the latter. In this article, we take a look at today’s incident in which Ricky Ponting gives a fitting reply to Kevin Pietersen for his tweet on Nathan Lyon.
Ponting gives a fitting reply to Kevin Pietersen
With Nathan Lyon struggling to pick his wickets, Kevin Pietersen was quick to criticize the experienced spinner for his tactics. He posted a tweet, which many felt was in a bad taste.
Can SOMEONE please smack Lyon?!?!! FFS!
Off spinner with zero variations and bowling on world crickets flattest road!!!! #Ashes— Kevin Pietersen🦏 (@KP24) December 18, 2021Advertisement
The same Tweet was telecasted during the broadcast, and Ricky Ponting, who saw it, came to the defence of his countryman. Adding to the woe for Kevin, Lyon picked up three wickets and cleaned up England’s tail.
Speaking on the com-box, Ponting said, “400 Test wickets, Kev. Lyon to Pietersen — Lyon got him four times for 163 runs, and at the Adelaide Oval, the world’s flattest cricket wicket, Kevin Pietersen none for 14 off 23 balls with 15 dots and only one boundary. Come on Kev. I wonder if Kev’s still watching. The GOAT’s just taken another one. This is off-spin of the highest class.”
The game is heading towards an Aussie win
Meanwhile, the second Ashes encounter is heading towards an Aussie win. Despite Joe Root and Dawid Malan starting well on Day 3, England yet again went into the back foot after a batting collapse. At the moment, Australia leads by 282 runs with nine wickets in hand. The Aussies will go for a few quick runs tomorrow and will then look to declare and go for the win.