IPL 2022: Kevin Pietersen took a hilarious dig at Mitchell Santner.© Instagram
Chennai Super Kings suffered a sixth defeat in eight matches within the ongoing IPL 2022, shedding to Punjab Kings by 11 runs on Monday evening. CSK as soon as once more made a poor begin within the chase and regardless of a shocking assault from Ambati Rayudu left themselves an excessive amount of to do in the direction of the backend of the innings. The staff’s batting has failed to come back collectively this season and with Moeen Ali injured, they experimented by sending New Zealand’s Mitchell Santner one-down. The experiment did not bear fruit as Santner was despatched packing for 9 off 15 balls by Arshdeep Singh.
Kevin Pietersen, who was on commentating duties on the time, was not impressed with Santner’s techniques in opposition to Arshdeep. The former England star first dissected the dismissal earlier than taking a dig on the New Zealander, saying “but he is a spinner”.
“The thing is, if you are expecting it on the off-side why are you getting so far to the off-side. Stand leg-side of the ball and you have more opportunity to free your arms because anything sixth, seventh, eighth stump is always a straight batted shot. Whereas, if you are standing leg-side of the ball and you think it’s going to be on the off-side, you can spray from off-side. You can really flap hard through the off-side. So, the tactics there didn’t understand from Santner, but he is a spinner.”
Pietersen’s fellow commentator Deep Dasgupta laughed earlier than remarking: “That’s so unfair Kevin!”
CSK’s defeat meant that they keep in ninth spot within the IPL factors desk with solely two wins to their identify this season. They are solely above bottom-placed Mumbai Indians who’re but to win a match in IPL 2022.
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