In a recent piece of news for both cricket fans and political followers in India, the former England cricket team captain Kevin Pietersen recently met the Indian prime minister, Narendra Modi. Meanwhile, he also met the Union home minister, Amit Shah during his visit to India.
Pietersen himself tweeted about the same from his official Twitter handle. He also tweeted in Hindi for his Indian fans.
“An honor to speak so passionately and warmly about the release of cheetahs on your birthday, Sir Narendra Modi. Thank you for your infectious smile and a firm handshake. I really look forward to seeing you again, Sir!” read the tweet posted by Kevin Pietersen with one of his photographs with PM Modi.
An honor to speak so passionately and warmly about the release of cheetahs on your birthday, Sir @narendramodi. Thank you for your infectious smile and firm handshake.
I really look forward to seeing you again, Sir! 🙏🏽 pic.twitter.com/9gEe3e1wwV
— Kevin Pietersen🦏 (@KP24) March 3, 2023
In another tweet, KP also posted a picture with India’s home minister Amit Shah and captioned the picture with the latter, “Thank you for the most wonderful welcoming this morning, Mr. Amit Shah. Fascinating conversation. Kind, caring, and inspirational man! Thank you!”
Thank you for the most wonderful welcoming this morning, Mr @AmitShah. Fascinating conversation. Kind, caring and inspirational man! Thank you! 🙏🏽 pic.twitter.com/qQJVdEBiua
— Kevin Pietersen🦏 (@KP24) March 2, 2023
Apart from that, Amit Shah himself tweeted his pictures with the former blistering batter of England.
“Met Kevin Pietersen, former captain of the England cricket team. Had an engaging conversation with him on a wide range of topics,” wrote Shah in his tweet.
Met @KP24, former captain of the England cricket team. Had an engaging conversation with him on a wide range of topics. pic.twitter.com/gZzwJEWwrw
— Amit Shah (@AmitShah) March 2, 2023
Although the Indian fans were Indian fans, they took it as an opportunity to come up with some hilarious reactions involving both Kevin Pietersen and the political party to which Narendra Modi and Amit Shah belong.
Here’s how fans reacted:
UK Yuva Morcha ka next head pakka
— Cricket Fan 07 (@Manas_pr_sharma) March 3, 2023
— yogi2024 (@yogi_2024) March 3, 2023
लगता है U K में भी कमल खिलाने का समय आ गया है।
— Balam Singh Negi 🇮🇳 (@Balamnegiuk01) March 3, 2023
Future political leader of Britain
— Dr . pankaj katara (@katara_pankaj) March 3, 2023
modi ji be like:-
Rishi sunak ko bolo Dena BJP agle baar election me ladegi wha 😂😂
— Sachin Patel (@SachinVijayPat5) March 3, 2023
KP bhai, Modiji is asking you to teach our batsmen how to play spin. 🙏
— Chiraag (@Tvvitterlndia) March 3, 2023
UK tak kamal chaap pahunchna hai😅
— Abhinav Singh (@AbhinavLifestyl) March 3, 2023
Aj se tumhara naam Keval Patel hai ok
— Chaudhary Sahab (NC)⏳ (@Narendr78543146) March 3, 2023
Peterson congratulating Modi after Australia win and India qualify for IPL 😅
— Imran Hassan (@imranhassan51) March 3, 2023
KP is all set to participate in 2024 General Election 🔥
— 𝐒𝐞𝐧𝐩𝐚𝐢 🥂 (@Oyye_Senpai) March 3, 2023
He appointed as bjp yuva morcha president of u.k
— India's Nomad (@swiftecho33) March 3, 2023
Modi ji will be ECB chief now
— maii kal 🇮🇳 (@VastukarMohit) March 3, 2023
Next London Bjp unit chief
— chittaranjan Pradhan (@chittar81232584) March 3, 2023
Kevin Pietersen met Home Minister Amit Shah.
He will be President of London BJP Unit.
— Star King (@Ketulsinh10) March 3, 2023
Talking about cricket, Kevin Pietersen played across all formats of the game for a period of almost 15 years. He made his first international appearance for England in the Harare ODI against Zimbabwe almost 18 years back in the year 2004.
After that, he gave his services to the three lions at the highest level of the game till his last international appearance in the Sydney Test against Australia nine years back in 2014. The 42-year-played 104 Tests, 136 ODIs, and 37 T20Is before he hung his boots in international cricket.