Updated December 26th, 2023 at 20:49 IST

'If he didn’t smile as much and got more aggressive': Kevin Pietersen's big advice for SA youngster

India and South Africa are currently locking horns against each other in the first Test of their two-match series in Centurion.

Reported by: Vishal Tiwari
Kevin Pietersen took just 45 innings to reach 2000 ODI runs | Image:PTI

South Africa's emerging left-arm pacer, Nandre Burger, made a significant impact on the first day of the ongoing Boxing Day Test against India at SuperSport Park in Centurion. He bowled 15 overs including four maiden and picked up two wickets to his name. 

Kevin Pietersen's advice for Nandre Burger

In his debut Test appearance, Nandre Burger impressed by taking early wickets, dismissing Yashasvi Jaiswal and Shubman Gill. Former England captain Kevin Pietersen, who was born in South Africa, praised the 28-year-old for his bowling performance while offering a piece of advice.

Nandre Burger made a breakthrough in the 10th over of the Indian innings, securing his maiden Test wicket by removing Yashasvi Jaiswal, who contributed 17 runs. He then dismissed Shubman Gill for 2 runs in the 12th over. 

It's worth noting that both Burger and Jaiswal will be teammates in the upcoming season of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2024. Rajasthan Royals (RR) acquired Burger's services, signing him for ₹50 lakh in the recently concluded IPL 2024 mini-auction in Dubai.


Published December 26th, 2023 at 20:49 IST