The coronavirus pandemic has forced cricketers to stay inside their homes. Since most of the countries are facing lockdown in order to stop the spread of the deadly virus, many cricketers have shifted their focus towards social media platforms to interact with fans and also provide updates and latest happenings in their life.
Former England power-hitter Kevin Pietersen has also been quite active on social media to either chat with cricketers from around the world or to engage with his fans and followers. Recently he invited superstars like Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma and Dale Steyn on his Instagram live chat session where he talked about many aspects of the game.
Now, the English cricketer has revealed the name of a bowler who according to him, was the best and he had no clue while batting against him.
One user tweeted a video of former Pakistan speedster and magical swing bowler Mohammad Asif where the right-armer is seen getting rid of Pietersen via peach of a delivery. In the video, Asif bowled an absolute jaffa to the attacking batsman who was unable to read the swing and was caught behind.
Pietersen recalled the incident and responded to the tweet by claiming that Asif was the best bowler he has ever faced. He even stated that plenty of batsmen around the world were happy when Asif was banned as he was such a classy bowler. Pietersen revealed that he had no idea against the Pakistani paceman.
“I think there’s plenty batters around the world that we’re happy he got banned! He was the best I faced! I had no idea against him! ” tweeted the 39-year-old.
I think there’s plenty batters around the world that were happy he got banned!
He was the best I faced!
I had no idea against him! https://t.co/AoN2xN2oX1
— Kevin Pietersen🦏 (@KP24) April 13, 2020
In 2010, Asif along with Mohammad Amir and then captain Salman Butt were all caught in a spot-fixing scandal on tape during the fourth Test at Lords against England and were banned from the game for five-years. After the ban, Amir was able to make a comeback, but both Asif and Butt failed to represent Pakistan again at international level.
Asif played 23 Tests, 38 ODIs and 11 T20Is for the national team, and grabbed 106, 46 and 13 wickets respectively.