Kevin Pietersen has been labelled as the “new John Terry” by former teammate Andrew Flintoff after he was pictured partying with the Australian side following its Cricket World Cup triumph.
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Pietersen was behind enemy lines following Australia’s seven-wicket win over New Zealand and celebrated with the winning team despite his allegiances with Ashes rivals England.
The Surrey batsman uploaded a photo to Twitter alongside Aussie all-rounder and Melbourne Stars teammate James Faulkner.
— Kevin Pietersen (@KP24) March 29, 2015
Former England star and I’m A Celebrity winner Flintoff replied to Pietersen’s post calling him “the new John Terry” after involving himself in the celebrations.
— andrew flintoff (@flintoff11) March 29, 2015
Australia won its fifth World Cup in what was a one-sided contest at the MCG.
Mitchell Starc set the tone for the game with a superb performance with the ball, bowling New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum for a duck in the opening over of the match.
Mitchell Johnson and James Faulkner also impressed with three wickets each as Australia bowled New Zealand out for the modest total of 183.
Despite losing Aaron Finch early, Australia comfortably got over the line at the MCG with Michael Clarke (74), Steve Smith (56 not out) and David Warner (45) steering Australia home.