He stressed the importance of demonstrating the desire to compete and the urgency to challenge the Australian batters right from the start.

"But this is not Ashes cricket. I have played Ashes cricket, 30 Tests against Australia. The Australian batters were out on those stairs to bat before the English bowlers this morning. The English bowlers should have been there, showing they are desperate to bowl at Australia," he added.

Questions Raised on England's Approach:

After a closely fought first Test, England had vowed to adopt a more aggressive approach for the second encounter. Pietersen questioned the team's commitment to this promise, pointing out their friendly interactions with the Australian openers before the game. 

The visuals of the players engaging in casual conversations didn't sit well with Pietersen, who drew comparisons to the intense rivalry witnessed in previous Ashes battles.

"And it's all too easy. It's all too nice (England players talking to Aussie openers at the start). Do you think Ricky Ponting in 2005 is going to be talking to Geraint Jones? Do you think a Michael Vaughan was going to be talking to Justin Langer and say 'hey mate, what a cool day? It's overcast, it's beautiful'," he added.

"Are you joking? Are you absolutely joking? I just hope they are in their dressing room now and the England coach is giving them their biggest hammering and saying 'it's not good enough!'. You can't bowl like here today. You can't have these conditions. You can't declare at 390. You think Australia would declare today? They get to 390, and declare? No chanc," he added.