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KP hits back at reports

UPDATED 11 June, 2014 5:16PM AEST | by cricket.com.au

Pietersen corrects story via Twitter

UPDATE

Kevin Pietersen has emerged a clear winner in his latest battle with the media, providing tangible evidence via Twitter that proved a newspaper report incorrect.

An earlier story in UK newspaper The Sun had suggested Pietersen had returned the gifts he received from the ECB to recognise his 100th Test during the 2013-14 Ashes series.

The former Test batsman's response was simple, but oh so effective, tweeting a picture that clearly showed he was still in possession of the item in question.

EARLIER

The ongoing saga between Kevin Pietersen and the England & Wales Cricket Board continues with the controversial star reportedly returning the gifts he received to mark his 100th Test match during the Australian summer.

The latest development in the much-publicised feud comes after an apparent snub of the 33-year-old at England Cricket’s major awards night, The Sun reports.

Graeme Swann was presented with a special award to recognise his 60-Test career, while the South African-born Pietersen was ‘not mentioned or recognised in any way’.

KP was presented with a framed montage of photos and commemorative silver cap to recognise his milestone match at the Gabba in November of last year, but incorrectly spelled his name ‘Pieterson’. 

Pietersen

Now a T20 globetrotter, Pietersen used his column in The Telegraph to come out swinging regarding the disastrous Ashes tour of Australia and the subsequent response from the ECB that led to his sacking as an international player.

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First Posted 11 June, 2014 12:11PM AEST

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