While the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak has handed a major blow to human beings, it appears that the sportspersons have been hit a little too hard. Forced to stay indoors as part of the COVID-19 preventive measures, sports stars are finding it hard to hold it together as they continue to find unique ways to kill time at home.
From taking on indoor challenges, posting workout videos to even doing household chores, the sports icons have been at it for a while now. From David Warner's dance episodes on Telugu songs to Virat Kohli imitating a velociraptor , cricket fans have already seen things they wouldn't have possibly imagined in their wildest dreams.View this post on InstagramA post shared by (@anushkasharma)
If the current crop of cricketers is enthralling fans with their wits, former cricketing greats aren't too far behind either. Take Kevin Pietersen, for instance. Arguably one of the most active cricket stars on social media, KP has been having a gala time, tickling the funny bones of fans with his hilarious antics.
From holding a live interactive session with Virat Kohli to trolling poor Cheteshwar Pujara on Instagram, Pietersen is making sure cricket fans, deprived of sporting action, are getting their fill of entertainment in one way or the other.
Returning back to doing what he does best, entertain fans, Pietersen appears to have turned into a magician, and by the looks of it, a good one too.
Taking to Instagram, the England batting great shared a trick video of himself, giving an impression that his neck got detached from the body and slid down the staircase on its own. "Anyone else lost their head during #lockdown?!?!" Pietersen captioned the interesting video.
Apart from sharing the magical video, Pietersen also showered praise on Shoaib Akhtar while recalling the England tour of Pakistan in 2005. "My first proper Test tour abroad was Pakistan. It was straight off the 2005 Ashes. That (tour) was frightening. The speed at which Shoaib Akhtar bowled in that series, my goodness!," Pietersen was quoted as saying by Cricket Pakistan.
Reliving the banter between Akhtar and Andrew Flintoff in the Test series, Pietersen said: "I remember it was quite funny. Shoaib was struggling with his knee and he wasnât bowling as quick and Freddie (Andrew Flintoff) turned to him and said 'Shoaib, itâs no use looking like Tarzan and bowling like Jane buddy'," he said.
"You could see that Shoaib took this to heart. My goodness! The speed at which Shoaib Akhtar bowled in that Test series, oh my word! Crazy, he was bowling faster at five in the afternoon than he was in the morning. It was crazy, crazy," Pietersen added.