Pietersen turns a fan of 'pie-chucker' Yuvraj

Published: Wednesday, December 24, 2008, 12:26 [IST]
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Pietersen is now an admirer of Yuvraj

London: English skipper Kevin Pietersen has said that Yuvraj Singh was a great player, and the sixes hit by him had left him dumbfounded.

The Mohali Test has been punctuated by baiting between Pietersen and Yuvraj, whose 86 was the highlight of the final day of the drawn Test.

Pietersen, who called Yuvraj a pie-chucker a couple of days ago, turned a great admirer of the Punjab batsman on Tuesday.

“The man (Yuvraj Singh) is one of the cleanest strikers of the ball in world cricket. The sixes this man hits, leaves me dumbfounded. He is a very special cricketer," is how Pietersen described the Indian left-hander at the end of the Test series against India.

As the teams shook hands at the end of the series, the pair indulged in one final bit of joshing, a playful push and a handshake, The Guardian reported.

“It has been fun banter," Pietersen insisted. “We are two strong characters. Sometimes you get a bit of red mist and have a bit of an argument on the field. It gives everyone something to talk about. Then you shake hands. It"s finished, done and dusted," he added.


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