first_imgEngland captain Eoin Morgan responded to former player Kevin Pietersen’s criticism of him during the World Cup defeat to Australia. Kevin Pietersen accused the England captain of being ‘scared’ and ‘weak’ facing Australia’s Mitchell Starc during World Cup match at Lord’s.Eoin Morgan had produced a record-breaking century in last week’s win over Afghanistan but failed against Australia as he managed to score 4 runs before top-edging a short ball from Mitchell Starc.’Oh no, Eoin Morgan looked scared! That is a horror sign,’ Pietersen tweeted. ‘The England captain stepping to square leg when Starc made me think England could have a problem. ‘I hope not, but I’ve not seen a captain show such a weakness for a while,’ he added later.Oh no, Eoin Morgan looked scared!That Is A Horror Sign!Kevin Pietersen (@KP24) June 25, 2019Eoin Morgan, when he was asked about his reaction on Pietersen’s comments, responded with: ‘Really? Excellent.’, ‘No, no. It didn’t feel like that at all,’ added Morgan in reply to another question on whether he agreed with former England skipper.After opting to bowl first, England bowlers failed to restrict Australia’s openers David Warner and Aaron Finch who went onto to post a 123-run stand as Australia managed to score 285/7. In reply, England were blown away by the left-arm pace of Jason Behrendorff (5/44) and Mitchell Starc (4/43) as they succumbed to a 64-run defeat.With this win, Australia became the first team to qualify into the World Cup 2019 semi-finals whereas England now need to win their remaining 2 games to stay in contention for a berth.advertisementAlso Read | Aaron Finch on World Cup 2019 semi-finals qualification: First part ticked offAlso Read | World Cup 2019: Our fate is in our own hands, says England captain Eoin MorganAlso Read | Not Australia, England probably still World Cup 2019 favourites: Jason BehrendorffAlso See:last_img

Really? Excellent: Eoin Morgan responds to Kevin Pietersen’s criticism post Australia defeat

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