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Ashes 2017: Johnson and Pietersen Engage in Ugly War of Words on Twitter

Cricketnext | Updated: November 28, 2017, 9:43 PM IST
Ashes 2017: Johnson and Pietersen Engage in Ugly War of Words on Twitter

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New Delhi: All is not well between old foes Kevin Pietersen and Mitchell Johnson. The former stars have shared a volatile relationship right from their playing days, and a series of tweets shared between the two, has worsened their ties.

Former Aussie pacer Johnson, took a dig at Michael Vaughan and Pietersen, who are part of the commentary panel for the ongoing Ashes. The pacer tweeted, “Hey @KP24 @MichaelVaughan yesterday were carrying on about the pommy fast bowlers being able to bowl in the 140’s. Ever since they’ve taken the second new ball they’ve been bowling medium pace. They are allowed to bend their backs, and there’s 4 of them.”

To this, Pietersen replied, “Mitchell, is this you or your management tweeting? If it’s you, you not helping yourself! If it’s your management, ask them to stop or sack them!” Soon, Pietersen blocked Johnson, and the latter posted a screenshot of the same.

Back in 2014, Johnson had wrecked havoc on the English side, which they lost 5-0. In that series Johnson took a massive 37 wickets.
First Published: November 28, 2017, 9:43 PM IST

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