Sri Lanka vs England: Kevin Pietersen Shares Rahul Dravid’s Email For England Openers To Take Tips On Playing Spin



Kevin Pietersen Shares Rahul Dravids Email For England Openers To Take Tips On Playing Spin

Rahul Dravid had helped Kevin Pietersen tackle spin bowling back in 2010.© AFP

Kevin Pietersen took to Twitter on Saturday to share an email that Rahul Dravid had sent him in a bid to help out the former England batsman to tackle spin bowling in Sri Lanka. Pietersen urged the England Cricket Board to print out Dravid’s message and share it with Dominic Sibley and Zak Crawley, who are struggling to get going in the ongoing Test series in Sri Lanka. On Day 2 of the second Test, both England openers fell cheaply, leaving the visitors tottering at two for five.


For context, Pietersen was having a tough time against Bangladesh spinners during a series in 2010 and that is when he decided to seek help from Dravid. The legendary Indian batsman explained the techniques to counter spinners in challenging conditions.

In the email, Dravid spoke about different ways to handle spin bowling. He highlighted the importance of not committing on the front foot and not worrying about getting beaten every now and then.

“Crawley & Sibley need to go find the email that Dravid sent me about playing spin. Changed my game,” Pietersen tweeted.

The former England batsman, after sharing the words from Dravid, also said that Crawley and Sibley can call him to discuss how to tackle spin.

“Hey @englandcricket, print this and give it to Sibley & Crawley.

They can call me to discuss it at length if they want,” he said.


England openers have played three innings in the ongoing tour of Sri Lanka and have struggled for runs.

Sibley has scored just six runs from three innings while Crawley has 22 runs next to his name in same number of outings.

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