'Let me reply after 2nd session'- Fans react as Kevin Pietersen jokingly predicts that England will post 450 on Day 1 of Hyderabad Test

England are facing a tense battle at 140-6. India's spin trio have cast a formidable spell and the visitors' aggressive instincts are colliding with the wily experience of the Indian spinners.

Sarah Andrew
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Kevin Pietersen's tweet led to a lot of trolling by fans.

Kevin Pietersen's tweet led to a lot of trolling by fans

The long-awaited India-England Test series finally roared to life this morning at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad. The air crackled with anticipation, not just for the clash of Titans, but for the clash of cricket's contrasting philosophies.

England's "Bazball" approach, built on aggressive batting and fearless risk-taking, faces its ultimate challenge against India's formidable home record. On their turf, India has been an immovable fortress, last surrendering a Test series way back in 2012. Can England's swashbuckling style conquer this historic stronghold? Or will India's tested experience and home advantage prevail? This five-match battle promises to be a riveting spectacle, testing both skill and strategy on the dusty Indian pitches.

Kevin Pietersen's delusional tweet

As England took to the crease after claiming the toss, anticipation buzzed around the stadium and beyond. Among those brimming with confidence was Kevin Pietersen, the former English batsman. In a cheeky tweet, he tossed out a tantalizing question: "England bat. 450/9 declared today?"

Predictably, fans erupted in good-natured jest. After all, conquering India's home fortress is no easy feat. Pietersen's query, while optimistic, became a playful target for fans eager to poke fun at the audaciousness of the suggestion. Jokes and playful digs painted the social media landscape, painting Pietersen as perhaps a touch "delusional" about England's chances.

Kevin Pietersen's bullish prediction seems to have taken a sharp turn, as England currently finds themselves in a precarious position at 140-6. The Indian spinners, true to form, have woven a web of trouble, with each of Ashwin, Axar, and Jadeja claiming two scalps each. England's hopes are now clinging to the remaining batsmen as they navigate this perilous stretch.

Here's a look at how fans reacted to Pietersen's Tweet on 'X':

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