Aussie tennis players blast Kevin Pietersen after swipe at 'dump' city

Riley Morgan
Sports Reporter

Aussie tennis ace John Millman has taken a cheeky dig at Kevin Pietersen after the former England batsman doubled down on his distaste for the city of Brisbane.

The former-English batsman and Melbourne Stars gun took to Twitter to reignite the feud during the opening match of the BBL between Brisbane Heat and Sydney Thunder.

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“The BBL starts in Brisbane,” the former Stars batsman wrote.

“Quite smart really. Get the dump out the way early door, then move on to proper Australia cities.”

The Tweet is sure to ruffle some feathers due to Pietersen’s persistent potshots at the Queensland capital.

One such star to bite back was Australia’s tennis ace Millman.

Fellow tennis player James Duckworth asked the Brisbane-born star what his thoughts were on Pietersen’s comments.

And Millman didn’t disappoint.

“Entitled to his opinion mate. Just don’t ask him for a selfie,” Millman responded.

Millman was referring to the incident when British player Dan Evans said he was snubbed when he asked Pietersen for a selfie outside a Melbourne restaurant a few years back.

But this isn’t the first time Pietersen has taken a dig at the city.

“It’s a s***hole,” he said ahead of the 2017-18 Ashes.

“I’ve got the Test match then I’ll be on the first aeroplane out of here as soon as the last ball is bowled, don’t worry.”

Ex England player Kevin Pietersen during ICC Cricket World Cup Semi-Final between England and Australia. (Photo by Action Foto Sport/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

But Pietersen is no stranger to taking potshots at the Aussies at any opportunity after trying to take a sledge during the ODI World Cup in England this year.

“Bangladesh got 333 versus Australia yesterday which means England will get over 400 against them, therefore cancelling out their chances,” he wrote.

“Aussies should just hop on Qantas already and go prep for The Ashes.”

But the sledge backfired when England lost to Sri Lanka the following match. However, England did go on to lift the trophy, but failed to recover the Ashes on home soil.