Kevin Pietersen lashed out at Matt Prior as the controversial batsman labelled his ex- English teammate a ‘big cheese’. Pietersen, who has been axed by English team after Ashes tour, took his cheeky swipe in reply to Prior’s suggestion the English dressing room would be a better place without Kevin Pietersen.
Prior had already been charged of having “stabbed (Pietersen) in the back” during the Ashes by reporter Piers Morgan, a friend of Pietersen. At the time, Matt Prior dismissed Morgan’s take on events, but he was reported to have welcomed news that Pietersen would no longer be playing international cricket.
The tit-for-tat exchange seemed to hint at the simmering disharmony that has reportedly existed within the England ranks. As per reports, Matt Prior made his comment about Pietersen in a question-and-answer session in Dubai, insisting England required cricketers with passion for the cause in their team.
Kevin Pietersen reacted by mocking his old middle-order colleague’s recent form, naming him “The Big Cheese”.