Ashes 2023: Watch - "He's A Lot Older Than That" - Kevin Pietersen Makes Fun Of Nasser Hussain After Day 1 Of Edgbaston Test

Published - 17 Jun 2023, 05:07 PM

Kevin Pietersen, Nasser Hussain and Jonny Bairstow
Kevin Pietersen, Nasser Hussain and Jonny Bairstow (Image Credits: Twitter/SkySports)

Former England cricketers Kevin Pietersen and Nasser Hussain were involved in funny banter following the opening day of the first Test at Edgbaston in Birmingham on Friday, June 16. Kevin Pietersen and Nasser Hussain were part of the commentary panel for the first Test of the Ashes in 2023.

The Ben Stokes-led team won the toss and opted to bat first. The England team declared their first innings after scoring 393 runs for the loss of eight wickets in just 78 overs. Joe Root smashed his first Ashes century since 2015, scoring an unbeaten 118 runs with the help of seven fours and four sixes.

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In a video posted by Sky Sports Cricket on Twitter, Nasser Hussain questioned Jonny Bairstow about the team management’s decision not to give the new ball to James Anderson. Hussain pointed out that, for the first time since 2009, James Anderson did not open the bowling in a Test match in England.

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In response, Bairstow asked Nasser Hussain whether he was the captain of the England team back in 2009. Kevin Pietersen intervened in the middle and said that Hussain is much older than that.

“He’s a lot older than that (laughs),” Kevin Pietersen said.

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Ollie Robinson and Stuart Broad opened the bowling attack. Australian openers David Warner and Usman Khawaja negotiated the new ball and scored 14 runs without losing a wicket in four overs.

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Nasser Hussain expressed his surprise at Australian captain Pat Cummins’ defensive field placement right from the start in England’s first inning. The former England captain believes that Bazball would’ve been on Cummins’ mind.

“By posting a deep point as early as the first over it looked like they [Australia] were admitting ‘we know you can do that against us, and we are going to have to set the field accordingly,'” Hussain stated.

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“They were reacting before anything had happened in effect and it was a surprise in some ways to see Australia blink first,” he further stated.

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