After India thrashed England by 246 runs in the Vizag Test, Piers Morgan went on his usual rant demanding Kevin Pietersen's immediate return to the squad. He went on to ask for Alastair Cook to be sacked as captain and picked Joe Root to replace him if that meant Pietersen could make a comeback.
Surprisingly it wasn't Morgan who started the
3 collapses .. 1st Inns - 4 wkts fell in 49 mins .. 4 fell in 47 mins .. 2nd inns - 10 in 170 mins .. 18 in 4hrs 26 mins #JustSaying— Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) November 21, 2016
The new king of Indian Twitter, Virendra Sehwag, had some fun at the Englishman's expense telling the former captain to "ok now go and sleep".
@MichaelVaughan ok now go and sleep .. 😂😂— virender sehwag (@Virendrasehwag_) November 21, 2016
However, it was Morgan who reacted, the way you would expect him to react, with a rhetorical question about who England can turn to in this time of crisis. The TV host has been very vocal about his support of the South African-born Pietersen and took the opportunity to point out the batsman's credentials.
Know any world class, very experienced, fit & available England batsmen who could come in to save the series? https://t.co/sPori6Z45b— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) November 21, 2016
Morgan then replied to a tweet by Ben Scott (@benjam_83), who said that KP would not make another appearance for the National team while Cook was captain, by asking for Cook's scalp and handing the captaincy to Joe Root if it meant that KP would be back.
@piersmorgan have you read kp's book , he will never play for England again while cook is captain— Ben Scott (@benjam_83) November 21, 2016
Agreed, so make Root captain. https://t.co/tGDlxkkSTC— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) November 21, 2016
While it looks unlikely that Pietersen will get a call up again, it sure is fun to see Morgan lose it on the World stage. KP tweeted about the issue as well stating that he did not want to be a part of the debate anymore as he wanted youngsters to get more chances in the team now.
Guys - please leave me out of this England debate. Let's give the youngsters a chance to improve! I'm extremely happy with what I do now! ❤️— KP (@KP24) November 21, 2016