‘Pressure still on England’ – Fans react to Kevin Pietersen’s tweet lauding visitors performance on day one of 2nd Test against India

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Former England skipper turned commentator Kevin Pietersen was beaming with delight on Friday. Ben Stokes and his side picked six wickets to end the first day of the second Test vs India in Vizag. 

Taking to Twitter, Kevin Pietersen wrote “I think England’s day. Late wickets and only one batter show the hunger for runs from India. What do you guys think? Head and not hear responses, please?

Yashasvi Jaiswal is currently batting on 179 as India ended the day at 336/6 from their 92 overs. Keeping him company is Indian spin bowling legend Ravichandran Ashwin who is batting on five. 

Kevin Pietersen pleads for more time for Shubman Gill 

Indian batting star Shubman Gill was out cheaply yet again on Friday. Taking to Twitter Kevin Pietersen wrote “Kallis averaged 22 in his first 10 Tests and turned out to be arguably the greatest player to play the game. Give Shubman Gill time to find it please he is a great player. 

After scoring 23 runs during the previous Test in Hyderabad the pressure was on Gill. James Anderson playing his first game of the series put the youngster out of misery as he dismissed him for 34. 

It hasn’t worked out for Gill at the number three spot in the Test format. Despite his tall run-scoring form in the ODI format, the 24-year-old batter has failed to kick on in the red ball format. 

Former India player Irfan Pathan praised Yashasvi Jaiswal and wrote “Ghar na hone ki wajah se maidan main sone wala ladka aaj bade khiladiyo ko maidan main jaga bhi raha hai aur bhaga bhi raha hai. Well played Yashasvi Jaiswal”

Sachin Tendulkar and Suryakumar Yadav also praised the youngster after his epic knock. Rohit Sharma and Rahul Dravid will hope Jaiswal can push to score a double-century. If India crosses 400 runs the pressure will be back on England who are leading the series. 

Ian Bishop also tweeted about Jaiswal as he wrote “Ironic that the Under-19 ODI World Cup is taking place right now in South Africa where he announced himself to a wider audience three years ago. Well played Yashasvi Jaiswal a second Test century”

Here’s how the fans reacted –


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