Warnie looks after me in Melbourne, just as Sachin and Ganguly do in India: Pietersen

Thursday, December 9, 2010

MELBOURNE - England batsman Kevin Pietersen has said that he is looked after by former Australian leg-spinner Shane Warne in Melbourne, in the same way as Indian batting maestro Sachin Tendulkar does in Mumbai or former Indian skipper Sourav Ganguly does in Kolkata.

Pietersen’s comments come after he was fined 239 dollars for being busted speeding in a 475,000 dollar Lamborghini Gallardo organised by Warne in Melbourne.

The star batsman said that Warne had organised the bright new yellow car as one mate doing a good turn for another.

“This is Warnie’s patch and when I’m in town, he looks after me,” the Herald Sun quoted Pietersen, as saying.

“Just the same as Sachin (Tendulkar) does in Mumbai or (Sourav) Ganguly in Kolkata,” he added.

Pietersen was nabbed by a police officer using a laser speed detector.

The 30-year-old was allegedly travelling at 121km/h in an 110km/h zone on the Geelong Ring Road.

Earlier, he had said that he felt for Tendulkar, who had to drive his Ferrari around Mumbai at 2a.m. to avoid being mobbed. (ANI)

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