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Kevin Pietersen Shoots His Mouth Off At Everyone

by | 6th, October 2014

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CRICKET, to the uninitiated, has always seemed perfectly quaint and polite. Of course, cricket fans know that within the sport is some of the most brutal trash-talking, ego maniacs and a lot of heavy drinking.

Even the ever-so-English David Gower, who played the grinning straight man on panel show They Think It’s All Over, was a lunatic. In 1991, he went for a joy-ride in a Tiger Moth biplane after they’d been dismissed in a match, before posing with his plane in the papers the next day. Even though his captain, Graham Gooch was apoplectic with rage, it didn’t stop Gower, during the fourth Test at Adelaide, walking out to the crease to the tune of Those Magnificent Men in their Flying Machines.

In recent years, cricket had a loose-cannon in the prodigiously talented, but clear arsehole, Kevin Pietersen.

KP, as he’s known, has just released a book where he shoots his gob off at everyone, accusing England coach Andy Flower of ‘treating me like something stuck to the sole of his shoe’ in his biography, ‘KP:The Autobiography’

“With Flower it was always about control,’ alleges KP, who goes on to say that the gaffer wanted to ‘neutralise’ him as the team’s most talented player and “keep me on the periphery until such time as he was ready

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