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Kevin Pietersen Bids Adieu to India, Ends Commentary Stint In ENG vs IND Test Series

image-ls9ywk57Pietersen Ends Commentary Stint, Leaving India(x.com)

In a surprising turn of events, former England cricketer Kevin Pietersen has announced his departure from the commentary panel for the remaining Tests of the ongoing India vs England series. The cricketing legend took to Instagram after India's sensational 106-run victory over England in Vizag, expressing gratitude for the warm hospitality extended during his time in the country.

In his social media post, Pietersen shared a picture and expressed his appreciation for the Test series's excitement. He also hinted at his return to India for the upcoming Indian Premier League (IPL).

"Great fun covering the 1st two Tests here in India. The series level and set up beautifully now. India probably with the upper hand but also knows that England will not go down without a fight. Thank you to both teams for showing Test cricket off so well!"

 Pietersen mentioned on Instagram.

Reflecting on the pitch debate, he said,

 "I thought the surface in Vizag was fantastic. Please keep bounce in the wicket for the remaining Tests! It helps the spectacle. Leaving India now and as always a massive thank you for hospitality that’s goes beyond normal hospitality. I look forward to coming back in a month or so for the IPL. Lots of love, Cabin!"

Pietersen, known for his insightful commentary, acknowledged the fantastic pitch in Vizag and made a unique request to maintain the bounce for the upcoming games. Despite India leveling the series 1-1 after winning the Vizag test by 106 runs, he emphasized that England would not back down easily, anticipating an intense fight in the remaining matches.

The announcement came after Pietersen's impactful contributions to the commentary, including a notable prediction of Joe Root's dismissal and a spirited debate with fellow commentator Harsha Bhogle on the controversial switch-hit mode of batting.

Looking forward India and England are gearing up for the third Test match in Rajkot on February 15.