Pietersen responded, as presumably his provoker intended, after being pictured on the front page of the Brisbane-based Courier Mail walking alone and wearing earphones as England arrived at the airport.
The attendant headline read: “He’s so arrogant not even his own team likes him.” After an initial Twitter response claiming front-page treatment will merely boost his ego, sealing his message with a kiss, Pietersen’s reaction to a little more goading read: “I would have preferred a Sydney front page tbh..
But I’ll take Melbourne! No one has heard of Brisbane outside Oz!” It remains to be seen, three days before the start of the Ashes at the Gabba, how his remark is received in the Queensland capital.
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