It’s never a first time the two cricketing stars entering spat on the field – but now former Aussie paceman Mitchell Johnson and Kevin Pietersen have their taken their rivalry to the social media.
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 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.
The pair enjoyed some heated on-field duels during their Test careers, highlighted by a mid-pitch confrontation during the Boxing Day Test four years ago.
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