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KP bites back at Prior

Kevin Pietersen reacted angrily to Matthew Prior's recent comments after the wicketkeeper described the England dressing room as being a better place without him.

ESPNcricinfo staff

February 28, 2014

Posted by Whatsgoinoffoutthere on (March 1, 2014, 18:50 GMT)

Question is, how many teams can KP get on the wrong side of before someone is prepared to notice that the one constant in each dispute was the presence of KP?

Posted by SOLNAN on (March 1, 2014, 11:34 GMT)

Sad Day for Sportsmen. One mediocre player like Prior speaking about a very talented player like KP. Prior who must have dropped more catches than taken them has perhaps spoken as he would like to side with a useless ECB and a still useless captain like Cook, as this would be the only way he can retain his place. Better for KP not to reply to such trash and let his bat do the talking as he usually does.

Posted by pcraju on (March 1, 2014, 7:37 GMT)

Prior very politically supporting Cook but hitting back KP. In fact KP doesn't have to react to it. KP has established his own credentials in the world cricket. Prior wont be remembered after 1 or 2 years. But KP would be remembered for ever by cricket fans. His biggest asset is fans all over the world for the game he plays not for his relationship with English Cricket. I would be happy to see KP playing for any other country. This doesn't mean that he wasn't loyal for England. Since he is in this situation anyway, he can continue to play in any format and contribute to the game with his skills.

Posted by SpaMaster on (March 1, 2014, 6:50 GMT)

The worse of English cricket is yet to come. Only in English cricket, their best player is dumped out of cricket because some mediocre players don't like him and some managers can't manage him. It smacks off incompetence to be not able to manage a player like Pietersen.

Posted by Humbata on (March 1, 2014, 0:57 GMT)

You can fully understand Matt's position - he went out on a limb for this guy and was instrumental in bringing him back into the [English team] fold. And how was his friendship and loyalty "repaid" ?

Posted by   on (February 28, 2014, 23:08 GMT)

It is no coincidence that England achieved in the last ten years much more than what they enjoyed in the previous 50 years with KP in the team. KP is absolutely right about his assessment about Prior's comment. KP is a genius Geniuses have no place in a club of mediocrity .

Posted by BailsRgo on (February 28, 2014, 20:07 GMT)

Here's the rub - the ECB are very prone to look for a scapegoat, any scapegoat will do, so that they can continue in their merry little way. ECB in all its forms has form on this. It is remarkable, in a general way, how similar the events of recent months are to those of the 1990's when English cricket was again in the doldrums and management sought scapegoats rather than deal with the real issues. Just watched an interview with Giles Clarke - he mentioned cricket once and money a hundred times in one short interview - says it all!!!!!

Posted by Rally_Windies on (February 28, 2014, 16:29 GMT)

Here is the thing,,,

if you have 5 men in the wrong and 1 man in the right ....

and there is discord...

an organisation will usually choose to get rid of the one man ...

and who is right and who is wrong does not matter ....

Though luck KP ...

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