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    Icon6 Pietersen hits back at Thorpe

    After Thorpe recently slated Pietersen's current batting i was waiting for the comeback. I read an interview today that Pietersen did (http://bit.ly/d6VcAn), and he's has a go back by laughing it off and demeaning Thorpe. I can't believe people are slagging KP off, he's one of the most talented batsmen we've ever had in England (regardless of his nationality).

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    Pretty vile stuff from KP imo. If he can't respond to a bloke stating some facts without making it personal, he needs to grow up big time.

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    KP is KP. Dire. Hate him a little less than I love Thorpe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wpdavid View Post
    Pretty vile stuff from KP imo. If he can't respond to a bloke stating some facts without making it personal, he needs to grow up big time.
    Quote Originally Posted by Pratters View Post
    KP is KP. Dire. Hate him a little less than I love Thorpe.
    Have I overlooked something obvious, all I saw was:

    I do see it like that... Itís nice that people come out with all these things. It must be nice to get yourself in the newspaper occasionally. Iíve got so much stick in my career that a bloke like Graham Thorpe coming out and saying what he needs to say is, honestly, water off a duckís back.
    Hardly personal.
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    Didn't see anything wrong with his comments either TBH. Not like he started ripping into Thorpe. Is this even a legit source? Seems a pretty shoddily put together interview.
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    Styris to Pietersen, SIX, that's the most extraordinary shot, he switches his grip to that of a left-hander and launches Stryis high over long-off for a might six. That is one of the more incredible shots you'll see

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    Pretty tame. Not a single handbag thrown. Dire.

    KPs response was fine. I'm sure Thorpe can handle it.
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    Don't really see anything wrong with that. Was hoping KP might rip into Vaughan for his anti-saffa stuff the other day though. Who was it that won the Ashes for you that last day and made you famous, Vaughny?

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    Quote Originally Posted by four_or_six View Post
    Don't really see anything wrong with that. Was hoping KP might rip into Vaughan for his anti-saffa stuff the other day though. Who was it that won the Ashes for you that last day and made you famous, Vaughny?
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    Seems like what our Aussie cousins would call a bit of a beat up. The interviewer asked Pietersen outright if he thought Thorpe was resentful because of 2005 and he declined to disagree. Might've been more politic to say "no comment", but there's always been an open gaucheness about him.

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    Haven't read Thorpe's comments

    Just as an aside, it's not too much of a stretch to suggest Thorpe is bitter about losing his place to KP, although I wouldn't say he'd pass judgments on his performances because of it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BoyBrumby View Post
    Seems like what our Aussie cousins would call a bit of a beat up. The interviewer asked Pietersen outright if he thought Thorpe was resentful because of 2005 and he declined to disagree. Might've been more politic to say "no comment", but there's always been an open gaucheness about him.

    Don't disagree with Thorpey tho, ftr.
    In the next question he goes on to say-

    No, never. Iíve been a successful player up until now so I canít be that bad. People are always going to criticise you and abuse you. I think thereís a lot of jealousy involved. A lot of people donít like my heritage, but thatís just the way it is.

    I think he is referring to the same thing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GeraintIsMyHero View Post
    Have I overlooked something obvious, all I saw was:

    I do see it like that... Itís nice that people come out with all these things. It must be nice to get yourself in the newspaper occasionally. Iíve got so much stick in my career that a bloke like Graham Thorpe coming out and saying what he needs to say is, honestly, water off a duckís back.
    Hardly personal.
    It's worth recording that the question he was responding to ("I do see it like that") was:

    Graham Thorpe has criticised your recent batting. Do you see it as resentment after you ousted him from the team in 2005?
    Still hardly earth-shattering though

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    Personally I don't see anything too overly wrong with what he said.

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    Pietersen has never really taken criticism well so this is hardly surprising IMO. Calling him a slow learner would be akin to calling Mother Theresa generous.
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