Kumar Sangakkara-Kevin Pietersen
Kumar Sangakkara-Kevin Pietersen

Kumar Sangakkara trolls Kevin Pietersen for plank workout at poolside

Former England cricketer Kevin Pietersen is known for voicing out his opinions boldly. He often presents his views on various topics via social media platform Twitter.

On Saturday, Pietersen posted a picture of himself doing plank workout – an isometric core strength exercise that involves maintaining a position similar to a push-up for the maximum possible time – by the poolside on Twitter. If one sees the scenes in the background, then it looks like the power-hitter seems to be on holiday.


However, Pietersen tweeted that there should be “no rest days,” followed by a hashtag “#PlankWell.”

Fans looked impressed and appreciated the 39-year-old for inspiring the young lads. Former Sri Lanka wicketkeeper-batsman Kumar Sangakkara also responded but in a cheeky way.


The left-handed batter teased Pietersen and said: “Would have been a beautiful pic without you in it @KP24”.

Sangakkara, who’s known for calmness and generosity, left fans into splits when they saw the funny side of former Sri Lankan skipper.

Here’s how fans reacted:

A few hours later, Pietersen also replied at Sangakkara’s tweet and said: “Chairman! You not allowed to tweet like that!”

Sangakkara has played 134 Tests, 404 ODIs, and 56 T20Is for his nation, in which he has clubbed 28016 runs – second-most in international cricket.

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