Kevin Pietersen has given a warning to India ahead of England’s tour of the world, telling the Indians not to overreact to Australia’s victory because “the real challenge” lies ahead.
Former England captain Kevin Pietersen has given a friendly warning to India ahead of England’s upcoming four-test and limited-overs international tour to India. “India – yeh aitihaasik jeet ka jashn manaye kyuki yeh sabhi baadhao ke khilaap hasil hui hai,” Pietersen wrote in a tweet referring to India’s Test series victory in Australia on Tuesday (This is a historic win, you must celebrate because it has been achieved despite all obstacles). LEKIN, ASLI TEAM, toh kuch hafto baad a rahi hai jisse aapko harana hoga apne ghar mein, toh kuch hafto baad a rahi hai jisse aapko harana hoga apne ghar mein, toh kuch hafto baad (However, the real challenge comes your way in a few weeks as England are touring, and you have to beat them at home). Satark rahe, 2 saptaah mein bahut adhik jashn manaane se saavadhaan rahen (Be cautious, don’t overindulge in the next two weeks).”
India chased down their third highest total to win a Test on Tuesday, riding on Rishabh Pant’s unbeaten 89, Shubman Gill’s fluent 91, and Cheteshwar Pujara’s patient 56.
With less than four overs remaining on the final day of play, India beat Australia’s 328-run mark to win the fourth and final Test of the four-match series at The Gabba, Brisbane, and take the series 2-1.
It was India’s second straight Test series victory in Australia, and their first on Australian soil.
After a nearly three-month tour, India will return home and prepare to face England in four Tests, the first of which will be played in Chennai on February 5.
The India squad for the first two Tests was announced by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Tuesday.