However, the winning celebrations went beyond the expected drunken revelry. After extending the party late into the night on the Oval ground, the English players allegedly including Kevin Pieterson, Stuart Broad and James Anderson peed on the Oval pitch in turns. Certain pictures uploaded by Matt Prior indicate that the English players indeed were having drinks on the Oval Pitch. Graeme Swann had almost admitted to the event which had attracted despise and contempt from all quarters. Legendary Shane Warne had expressed his disgust towards the incident saying that he was not against drinking and celebrations; adding that if what is being circulated has indeed happened then it is a brazen act of shame and disgrace towards something as vintage as the Oval Pitch.
Former English players had also criticised the alleged act of peeing by English players. The English Cricket Board has expressed condemnation towards the act and is said to have initiated an inquiry into the incident. The English team has clarified their stand in media of having no intentions to disrespect Oval Ground.