West Indian all-rounder Kesrick Williams is renowned for his famous notebook celebrations during the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) and now at the international level.
It was during the T20I series against India last year where he was recognized by Indian captain Virat Kohli, who imitated his trademark celebration, every time he dispatched him for a boundary.
However, it was in the prelude to the auctions of the 2020 edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) when Kevin Pietersen left some undesirable comments for the West Indies’ medium pacer.
Earlier, it was cricketer-turned-commentator Sanjay Manjrekar who remained optimistic about Williams being up for grabs for franchises in the IPL, due to his skills.
“Go for Kesrick Williams guys. Perfect bowler for IPL conditions. #IPLAuction” tweeted Manjarekar. To which KP replied by saying, “Completely disagree. He’s not good enough! He has nothing special apart from his celebration.”
Now, during a recent interaction, Williams talked about how KP has the affinity for gaining the spotlight over the years.
According to Williams, KP made the ‘not good enough’ comment on him to remain ‘on the map’.
“KP likes the spotlight. Nothing wrong with liking the spotlight but it is the way how you get the spotlight. At that point, nobody spoke to KP. He was not important. He was off the map and he just wanted a reason to be on the map,” Williams said during his interview with ICN 360.
Also, he cited out the reason for his comments after the Kohli-Williams saga unfolded. Williams suggested the primary reason for going after him was because KP could not go after the great man.
Williams also concluded the conversation by calling him ‘petty’. But did not mean to disrespect him, given the fact he was a big fan of KP’s batting during his younger days.