Knocker Kevin Pietersen is expected to get hit for six by the Gabba faithful when he and the Melbourne Stars take on the Brisbane Heat on Wednesday night. Picture: Gregg Porteous
Knocker Kevin Pietersen is expected to get hit for six by the Gabba faithful when he and the Melbourne Stars take on the Brisbane Heat on Wednesday night. Picture: Gregg Porteous

Gabba fans on the attack over 'poo-hole' slur from Pietersen

LOOK who's back.

Big mouth cricketer Kevin Pietersen has returned to Brisbane - the city he called a "sh-thole" last month.

Pietersen jetted into town yesterday to join his Melbourne Stars teammates in preparation for tonight's Big Bash League clash against the Brisbane Heat at the Gabba.

The South Africa-born former England Test cricketer has been hurting our eyes - with his terrible fashion - and ears during his Ashes commentary stint with Channel 9.

Thankfully, that is over for now with Pietersen to turn out for the Stars in the BBL, where he is expected to be booed loudly by a packed Gabba crowd.
 


The Heat drew sell-out crowds of nearly 35,000 to all their BBL matches last summer, and the home supporters are set to give Pietersen a frosty reception tonight.

"It's a sh-thole," Pietersen said of Brisbane while in town for the Gabba Test.

"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.

"I forget the Gabba Test match very quickly. I don't have a great relationship with the people in Bris Vegas."

Brisbane Heat player Ben Cutting says the Gabba crowd were ready to give it to Kevin Pietersen. Picture: Peter Wallis
Brisbane Heat player Ben Cutting says the Gabba crowd were ready to give it to Kevin Pietersen. Picture: Peter Wallis

Heat all-rounder Ben Cutting said the Brisbane faithful were certain to give Pietersen the reception he deserved.

"If he wants to shit-can (Brisbane), it doesn't worry me," he said.

"I think they (crowd) will give it to him. They never miss him. They don't miss any of the Poms when they come out here.

"(Melbourne) think they're better than us in every way. That's just a typical Melbourne thing isn't it?

"That doesn't worry me too much. We're playing in front of a home crowd. The crowd is always behind us."

The Heat are hoping to have six-hitting machine Chris Lynn - who launched a six out of the Gabba last summer - on deck for the Stars encounter in his return from shoulder surgery.

There were still about 5000 tickets available for tonight's match and Heat's next home game will be against the Sydney Thunder on December 27.

Luckily the Brisbane locals won't have to deal with Pietersen for long.

He will fly to London tomorrow to spend Christmas with his family and miss the Stars' Boxing Day game.



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