Matt Prior (left) and Kevin Pietersen have been known to share a mutual dislike © Getty Images
Matt Prior (left) and Kevin Pietersen have been known to share a mutual dislike © Getty Images

Kevin Pietersen and Matt Prior are not known to be particularly fond of each other, but when Prior announced his retirement both men showed they could be perfectly courteous to one another. Pietersen took to Twitter to congratulate Prior on his England career, and also wish him luck for the future. In response, Prior replied thanking Pietersen for the message.

Pietersen Tweeted to Prior saying, “We may have had our differences, but I’d like to wish @MattPrior13 all the best for his future…we did play some v good cricket together! (sic)” Prior replied saying, “@KP24 thanks Kev appreciate the message (sic).”


 

 


Pietersen and Prior’s bad blood can be traced back to the time when both men were still playing for England. Pietersen had Tweeted early in 2014, “Fewer Q&A’s, more Sussex nets methinks, @MattPrior! #josbuttler.” Prior hit back saying, “showing your class again Kevin… idiot.” He followed up with, “that will be why KP isn’t in the England set-up anymore.” Pietersen had also called Prior a “bully” and mocked him by calling him “The Big Cheese” in his autobiography.