World Cup 2019: Pietersen slams Pant after semi-final loss, Yuvraj Singh comes in defense

Last Updated: Jul 11 2019 17:40
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CRICKET- Former English cricketer Kevin Pietersen has slammed youngster Rishabh Pant for his poor shot selection in the world cup semi-final on Wednesday which India eventually lost by 18 runs to New Zealand.

"How many times have we seen @RishabPant777 do that?????!!!!! The very reason he wasn't picked initially! Pathetic!," Pietersen tweeted after Pant's dismissal to Mitchell Santner at Old Trafford.

In Pant’s defense, Yuvraj tweeted, “He's played 8 ODIs! It's not his fault he will learn and get better it's not pathetic at all! However we all are entitled to share our opinions."

Pietersen later justified his criticism of Pant saying it's frustrating to see him make these mistakes again and again despite knowing how good he is and Yuvraj agreed.

Apart from Yuvraj, Indian skipper Virat Kohli also defended Pant and said the 21 year old will learn from his mistakes.

"He's still young. I made many errors when I was young in my career and he will learn. He will look back and think yes, he could have chosen a different option in that situation and he realises that already," Kohli defended Pant.