Saturday 18 November 2017

Cricket: Pietersen in twitter rant

England'S Kevin Pietersen has branded groundsmen at the Adelaide Oval "pathetic" after a practice session before the second Ashes Test against Australia was forced indoors because of rain.

Pietersen launched his outburst on his Twitter account after showers prevented England from taking a nets session outside yesterday, two days before the start of the match.

Pietersen tweeted "what should a groundsmen make sure he does 2days out from a Test match????" followed by "cover the nets when it rains maybe???" and then finally: "PATHETIC!!!!!!!!!!!!!".

The South African-born batsman was fined in September for making a profane comment on Twitter after discovering he had been dropped from England's limited-overs squads.

Irish Independent

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