In the world of cricket, it’s not every day that you see a celebrity journalist stepping up to face a fearsome fast bowler. Yet, that’s precisely what happened recently when Piers Morgan, well-known for his TV hosting and outspoken views, took on former Australian cricketer Brett Lee in the nets. The result? A hilarious and somewhat unbelievable showdown that sent social media into a frenzy.
In a video that went viral, Piers Morgan can be seen attempting to face the blistering pace of Brett Lee. However, from the very start, it was evident that Morgan’s cricketing skills left much to be desired. As he stood at the crease, he struggled to maintain his balance, often swaying uneasily. It was clear that fear had taken hold of him, and the expression on his face was priceless.
As Brett Lee charged in to bowl, Piers Morgan’s predicament only worsened. His attempts to play shots were feeble at best, and he frequently lost his balance, tumbling to the ground. The fast and furious deliveries from Brett Lee left Morgan flinching and ducking, making it seem like he was on a battlefield rather than a cricket net. It was, without a doubt, an extraordinary sight.
The video of Piers Morgan’s cricketing antics caught the attention of none other than Kevin Pietersen, a former English cricketer and known for his no-holds-barred comments. Pietersen couldn’t resist taking a dig at Morgan’s futile efforts, and he took to Twitter to do just that. His tweet read, “The most stupid thing you’ve done. And you’ve done some stupid things, fat boy!” The cricketing banter was at its best.
Not one to back down easily, Piers Morgan was quick to respond to Kevin Pietersen’s taunt. He retorted, “I played him better than you played Mitchell Johnson that series, FIGJAM.” Morgan’s reference to Mitchell Johnson was a not-so-subtle reminder of Pietersen’s struggles against the formidable Australian fast bowler during the 2013 Ashes series.
Kevin Pietersen And Piers Morgan Get Into A Nasty War Of Words
While the battle between Piers Morgan and Brett Lee in the nets was one-sided in favor of the bowler, the battle of words on social media was intense. Fans of both Morgan and Pietersen chimed in, adding to the excitement. The banter served as a source of entertainment for cricket dans and non-enthusiasts alike, showing how social media can quickly turn the spotlight on amusing and unexpected moments.
I played him better than you played Mitchell Johnson that series, FIGJAM. https://t.co/o49uxooFCW
— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) November 8, 2023