Kevin Pietersen trolls Virat Kohli. India captain has a sporting reply

first_img India Today Web Desk NapierJanuary 24, 2019UPDATED: January 24, 2019 14:45 IST Virat Kohli and Kevin Pietersen were involved in a friendly banter on social media (@imVkohli Photo)Virat Kohli and Kevin Pietersen go back a long way. The two played together for Royal Challengers Bangalore in the Indian Premier League and remain good friends even to this day. And when Kohli, the world’s best batsman posted a picture on Twitter, Pietersen had a cheeky reply.Virat Kohli is currently in New Zealand and is basking in the glory of sweeping the ICC awards. He became the first man in history to win all three ICC awards – the ODI Cricketer of the Year, Test Cricketer of the Year and Cricketer of the Year.On Wednesday, Kohli led India to their first ODI win against New Zealand in New Zealand since 2009.A day after, Kohli was visibly relaxed and posted a photo on Twitter.Basking in the sun. pic.twitter.com/BEcZ2y2qrtVirat Kohli (@imVkohli) January 24, 2019PIETERSEN AND KOHLI BANTERLooks a bit like you’re more in the shade, bro!Kevin Pietersen (@KP24) January 24, 2019Well in that case you should’ve seen my first caption. Much worse.PS – the face is still in the sunVirat Kohli (@imVkohli) January 24, 2019I’ll let you off cos I love you!Kevin Pietersen (@KP24) January 24, 2019Kevin Pietersen, known for his quick wit, could not resist a reply. He pointed out Kohli looked like he was more in the shade.Pietersen is the fifth highest run-scorer for England in Test cricket but his career came to a halt when he was sensationally dropped after an Ashes whitewash in Australia.advertisementYears later, Alastair Cook, who was England captain on the tour of Australia in 2013-14, revealed he did not want to sack Pietersen.”I was involved in the decision at first, but the England captain doesn’t have the final say on hiring and firing,” Cook told Test Match Special in September. “I agreed with it, but I said ‘why don’t we give him some time off, we can go away and maybe KP can come back later on’.”Paul Downton (the England director of cricket) wanted clarity, a clean break, because people would always be asking when is he coming back. You had to back his decisions because that’s what his job was. The fallout was pretty nasty and I don’t think the ECB handled it well or appreciated how social media worked very well then. I bore a lot of the brunt of it.”Also Read | Smriti Mandhana hundred helps India crush New Zealand by 9 wickets in 1st ODIAlso Read | Johan Botha retires from all forms: Time has come for me to move on to the next phaseAlso Read | I can bowl on most pitches, says Anderson after 4-wicket haulFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Tags :Follow Kevin PietersenFollow Virat KohliFollow Twitter Kevin Pietersen trolls Virat Kohli. India captain has a sporting replyVirat Kohli and Kevin Pietersen are old friends and both men have a sense of humour. When Kohli posted a nice photo of Twitter, Pietersen could not help with some friendly banter.advertisementlast_img read more

Ancient doodle discovered on windowsill at Tintagel Castle is evidence of King

But Scutt said: “We can’t ignore legends. This castle was built by Richard, Earl of Cornwall purely because of the Arthurian legend. There was no other reason for the castle to be here.“These excavations will enable us to learn more about the older site, and we hope in turn they will encourage people to visit it.” For centuries, historians have searched for evidence that Tintagel Castle was the birthplace of King Arthur.Perched on a rocky outcrop on the Cornish coast, the windswept site seemed an unlikely location for a royal court. But the discovery of a 1300-year-old windowsill has lent credence to the idea that Tintagel was, after all, the home of kings.The two-foot long slate bears a mix of Latin and Greek with Christian symbols, in a decorative script similar to those found in illuminated Gospel manuscripts of the time, showing that the writer was familiar with those texts.English Heritage, which manages Tintagel, said the find “lends further weight to the theory that Tintagel was a royal site with a literate Christian culture”.The writing is believed to have been the work of someone practising their handwriting, perhaps carving words into the stone while gazing out to sea. It includes the Roman and Celtic names “Tito” and “Budic”, and the Latin words “fili”, or son, and “viri duo”, meaning “two men”. The Greek letter delta also appears. The tale of King Arthur has been portrayed in a number of filmsCredit:Warner Bros. Pictures A large piece of Cornish Slate at English Heritage’s Tintagel Castle in Cornwall. The engraved stone was found at the famous ancient monumentCredit:Christopher Ison/English Heritage On the question of whether the find brings the Arthurian legend any closer to reality, Scutt said diplomatically: “It shows we have got the right conditions for an Arthurian figure, if he did exist.”In 2016, English Heritage was accused of the “Disneyfication” of Tintagel by commissioning a rock carving of Merlin’s face at the mouth of the cave where the wizard is said to have taken the infant Arthur.The organisation also installed a bronze statue of a king wielding a sword. The Cornwall Association of Local Historians complained that the ancient site was being turned “into a fairytale theme park”. More of the carvings found on the stone Tintagel Castle, Cornwall - the mythical birthplace of the legendary King Arthur Tintagel Castle, Cornwall – the mythical birthplace of the legendary King ArthurCredit:PA The discovery will delight those who believe in the Arthurian legend, which has made Tintagel a popular tourist attraction, although for naysayers it provides no more concrete evidence that Arthur actually existed.The legend of King Arthur was popularised by Geoffrey of Monmouth in his 12th century work, The History of the Kings of Britain.Tintagel is home to two sites: the original, early medieval settlement, and the ruins of a 13th century castle built there by Richard, Earl of Cornwall due to its supposed history as the seat of Cornish power. The stone was found at the former site, which is currently being excavated. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. Win Scutt, English Heritage curator, said: “It is incredible to think that 1,300 years ago, on this dramatic Cornish clifftop, someone was practising their writing, using Latin phrases and Christian symbols.“We can’t know for sure who made these marks or why, but what we can say is that seventh century Tintagel had professional scribes who were familiar with the techniques of writing manuscripts, and that in itself is very exciting.“We knew that this was a high status site but what we didn’t know was the extent of their education.” The find proves that the area’s rulers were not “ignorant warlords, taking areas in post-Roman Britain like something from post-war Afghanistan”, he said, but a community with exposure to different cultures. More of the carvings found on the stoneCredit:Christopher Ison/English Heritage The tale of King Arthur has been portrayed in a number of films A large piece of Cornish Slate at English Heritage's Tintagel Castle in Cornwall. The engraved stone was found at the famous ancient monument read more