Kevin Pietersen Criticises Captain Jasprit Bumrah For Poor Tactics As England Head Towards Memorable Win
Former England batsman Kevin Pietersen has criticised Jasprit Bumrah for his captaincy on day four of the ongoing Test between India and England at Edgbaston.
After dominating the first three days of the Edgbaston Test, Team India found themselves firmly on the backfoot at the end of day 4
as England made a stunning comeback. Day 3 started with India leading by 257 runs
and seven wickets in hand with in-form Rishabh Pant and Cheteshwar Pujara in the middle.
However, India’s advantage did not last long as England clawed their way back into the game, first with the ball and then bat.
The hosts took the last 7 Indian wickets for just 92 runs to bowl them out for 245. It was followed by a stellar batting display.
With England managing to end day 4 well on top, Kevin Pietersen criticised Jasprit Bumrah’s tactics for letting the hosts off the hook.
The legendary batsman said that Bumrah did not capitalise on the reverse swing and
let Root and Bairstow settle down with overly defensive fields throughout their innings.
“I don’t think Bumrah got his tactics right today at all, and I say that with the greatest deal of respect,” Pietersen was quoted as saying by Sky Sports.