It’s no secret that they’ve had their differences, so people were watching with interest to see what Kevin Pietersen’s reaction to Alastair Cook stepping down as captain would be.
Anyone hoping that KP might rise above their issues and offer a tribute to his former team-mate and England’s leading run-scorer was to be left disappointed, however.
Yes, Pietersen used the occasion to launch a campaign to bring himself back into the England team.
The responses were, at best, mixed.
A Legend of unique Class #BringBackKP— Raja kamran (@Raja_Kamran624) February 6, 2017
Piers hacked your account?— G Singh (@ginsc81) February 6, 2017
Probably not the response KP was hoping for.
even more cringe when you tweet it yourself.— Paul Furbey ن (@Furbs33) February 6, 2017
Strong words from this Twitter user.
I'd rather bring back the plague— Glen Stone (@Mr_brightside38) February 6, 2017
Kevin, we’re not sure this is going to work.
or alternatively, don't— joewalkden (@joewalkden) February 6, 2017
Don’t call us, we’ll call you.