Centurion: Retired Australian opener Matthew Hayden has hit back at S Sreesanth by describing the Kings XI Punjab pacer as an over-rated bowler who "always loses cool under pressure" following the duo's face-off in their Indian Premier League match here on Thursday.
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"Yeah, I think he is a particularly over-rated bowler. And so he was a great target for us to go at. He always loses his cool under pressure and I think it was a good example of that (in the match)," he said.
Hayden hit Sreesanth for three sixes in the 17th over in his innings of 89 before falling to the same bowler. A furious Sreesanth gave a mouthful to the Australian when he was heading for the dressing room.
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Hayden, however, refused to reveal what words Sreesanth had hurled at him.
"You don't want to know. It's just so meaningless. Mate... I am a Test veteran and a one-day international veteran, I have got nothing to answer to him that's for certain," said Hayden who holds the Orange Cap with 378 runs.