Former England cricketer-turned-commentator Kevin Pietersen faced backlash on Twitter for his bold comment. Pietersen blamed the toss and the pitch for England’s poor show during the ongoing second Test in Chennai on Sunday. The ex-cricketer reckons India would have lost the second Test had they lost the toss and congratulated India skipper Virat Kohli for winning it.

Mocking the pitch curators, he said ‘brave’ of them to prepare such a pitch when the hosts are trailing in the series.

“Such a brave wicket to prepare for a Test match IN India when India are down in the series. If India had lost the toss, they’d have gone down 2-0. Very very brave! Well tossed, Virat Kohli,” read his tweet.

As expected, the Englishman faced the heat from Indian fans. Here is how fans reacted:

At the time of filing the copy, India were on top with a 230-run lead with three full days still to go.