Yuvraj, Pietersen exchange banter online

Yuvraj Singh was ruled out of the remaining Tests against England, after he sustained an injury on his left index finger during the second Test at Trent Bridge Getty Images

Northampton: Aug 5, 2011

Fierce on-field rivals, India’s Yuvraj Singh and England batsman Kevin Pietersen have taken their battle to the virtual world with the duo engaging in an online banter in a social networking site.

With Yuvraj being ruled out for the final two Tests of the four-match series due to finger injury, Pietersen took a dig at the Indian.

“I see my mate @yuvsingh09 is out the tests.. No more chicken & mushrooms or steak & ales for me now. Pity! They tasted good in Notts! ha ha,” said Pietersen, who has been dismissed on a few occasions by Yuvraj’s left arm spin in the past, on twitter.com.

Not ready to take it lying low, Yuvraj responded: “@kevinpp24 hahaha..dont worry il be back with a new indian veg pie for you very soon !!”,” referring to ‘pie chucker’ remark that Pietersen had made against Yuvraj in the 2008 series in India.

However, the South African-born English middle-order batsman ended the conversation on a good note and tweeted: “@yuvsingh09 haha.. Good comeback!! Like it.. See you this afternoon..”

Yuvraj sustained an injury in his left index finger during the second Test at Trent Bridge. The left-hander has been replaced by Delhi batsman Virat Kohli in the squad for the third Test at Edgbaston.