Cricketers getting involved in a war of words is a common sight, but former English and Australian stars, Kevin Pietersen and Mitchell Johnson took their rivalry on Twitter, which ended up with KP blocking his counterpart of social media website.
It all started when Johnson apparently thought to rub salt into the wounds of English fans and KP in particular after Australia romped to a big win in the opening Test of Ashes at the Gabba.
Johnson opened proceedings last week when he tweeted Pietersen and former England captain Michael Vaughan, saying the pair had been “carrying on” about the tourists’ pace attack.
On Monday morning Pietersen responded, the former England star swiping away Johnson’s comments with little fanfare.
“Mitchell, is this you or your management tweeting? If it’s you, you (sic) not helping yourself!” Pietersen replied.
“If it’s your management, ask them to stop or sack them!”
Johnson was brief with his response, but added the hashtag ‘flog’. What followed next was no response from KP, but blocking Johnson in apparent rage.
England and Australia put their heart and soul while playing Ashes, it is a matter of their pride. Even before the historic Test series kicked off, the players of both countries have been involved in some ugly exchange of words.
Australia won the first Test of the five-match series by a convincing margin of ten wickets. The second game of the campaign will be played from December 12.