New Delhi, Sept. 10 -- England dumped Kevin Pietersen for his 'anti-social' behaviour but the explosive batsman seems to have gone on the offensive and is said to have trained the guns in the battle of the social network on Graeme Swann and James Anderson.
Pietersen, out in the cold over the controversy his texts to some South African players poking fun of just-retired skipper Andrew Strauss, has reportedly asked the England board to conduct an investigation whether Swann and Anderson fed the parady Twitter account in his name, cricket website, cricinfo has reported.
That account suggested Pietersen was vainglorious and obsessed by money. Pietersen seemed to take it in his stride until his relationship with the ECB and England team mates deteriorated.
The batsman is said to have made the investigation central to any patch up. Pietersen was not included in the list of central contracts and will know in the next few days if he will be part of England's Test squad to India.
Richard Bailey, a cricket lover who shares a house with a couple of Nottinghamshire players and is a friend of Stuart Broad, has admitted he was behind the account.
Published by HT Syndication with permission from Hindustan Times.