Tuesday, 31 August 2010

KP's Twitter "F*ck Up"

Cricket administrators look at Twitter with an air of trepidation, knowing that cricketers are likely to stick their feet in it.

People who follow cricketers on Twitter rub their hands with expectation, knowing it won't be long before some cricketers stick their feet in it.

And Kevin Pietersen is the latest.

Following in the footsteps of such tweeting luminaries as Tim Bresnan and Phil Hughes, KP tweeted (ahead of schedule) that he'd been dropped from England's one day squads, and that he'd signed for Surrey. All stuff he probably wished he hadn't said.

The tweet itself: "Done for rest of summer!! Man of the World Cup T20 and dropped from the T20 side too.. Its a fuck up!! Surrey have signed me for l.."

So what can we garner from this ill advised admission? Firstly that KP won't be in the squads for the one day series - something he evidently disagrees with. To be honest, KP has been in awful form, and a break from the pressures of international cricket may do him some good. However, he clearly wants to prove himself and get some much needed scores under his belt ahead of the Ashes, and isn't too complimentary about his apparant non-selection. (Note - the squads are yet to be confirmed at this stage!)

He's also apparently revealed that he's signed for Surrey. Somewhat surprising, as everyone assumed he was on his way to Middlesex! But he's evidently Oval-bound. Well done to Surrey for signing him up (allegedly...)

So why, how or what was going on with KP's head to make him post that tweet? Well, so far Kev's solely posted via Ubertwitter (iPhone app), and this latest one was by text. So we can perhaps assume that he sent a private message to the wrong contact on his phone... thus publishing it to his 30,000 followers! Oops!

So was it a simple mistake? Or something more sinister? Cricket has been in the headlines for all the wrong reasons over the past few days. So was KP told to "mistakenly" tweet that in order to get tongues wagging about something else?

Probably not. He was just being a cricketer on Twitter. Which is why an inevitable "fuck up" was just around the corner.

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