West Indies speedster Kesrick Williams had made headlines in 2019 for his on-field spat with India captain Virat Kohli. It was Kohli who did a 'notebook' gesture to Williams during an India and West Indies match as payback and the Caribbean bowler became a common discussion on social media.
Ex-England cricketer Kevin Pietersen was among those who shared their opinion on Williams. He had tweeted, "Completely disagree. He’s not good enough! He has nothing special apart from his celebration."
Williams, in a recent chat, opened up about the 'not good enough' comment by Pietersen. He respects the former cricketer for his achievements, but the pacer also added Pietersen is always in search of the spotlight.
“KP likes the spotlight. Nothing wrong with liking the spotlight but it is the way how you get the spotlight. At that point, nobody spoke to KP. He was not important. KP was off the map and KP just wanted a reason to be on the map,” he told International Cricket Network 360.
“Okay ‘here we go - Kohli and Kesrick saga. I can’t rap Kohli because Kohli is the big man. Let me just go after this guy who isn’t as big as Kohli. Who just start playing, who just started making a name for himself. Let me hit on Kesrick, let me see if he replies. Then we start something on Twitter, and then I get back into the spotlight because right now Kesrick is in the spotlight, because he has something going on with India captain. I am going to jump on that’. That’s what KP did,” he added.
“When he did it, I didn’t say much. If I see KP right now, I would say ‘Hi legend, a pleasure to meet you, man. I won’t fake it, I would mean it."
Williams finished talking about Pietersen by showing respect. “I would never disrespect KP. Sometimes you have to choose your battles, and I would never get into a battle with KP,” he said.
(WITH ICN360 INPUTS)