Kevin Pietersen : I won’t be wearing England T-shirt again

The world is now seeing a new Kevin Pietersen. He was never this disappointed, even during his removal from the team. He is now one dejected individual.

Kevin Pietersen after scoring a triple hundred
Kevin Pietersen after scoring a triple hundred

Recently, the former English batsman scored a master class triple hundred while playing in the county cricket. He even gave up his IPL contract to pay to County Cricket. But new ECB director Andrew Strauss shut the doors on him citing “trust” issues.

Dejected at being ‘misled’ to understand that he stood a chance to make an England entry, the 34-year-old player feels ‘betrayed’ by the ECB even after his mammoth score of 344 against Leicestershire.

Kevin Pietersen“Nobody has called me. I have given up my IPL contract, at great expense, to play in county cricket. Surrey did not have any funds free to pay me so I said I would play for nothing, just a donation to charity, and it is horrendous to feel I have been led down the garden path. They knew all along this was a dead end for me,” Pietersen was quoted as saying in his column in ‘The Daily Telegraph’.

SRH had agreed to pay Rs 20 million for the former Royal Challengers Bangalore and Delhi Daredevils player at the pre-season auction in Bengaluru.

“Under the agreement of releasing me from my IPL contract, Sunrisers Hyderabad have the right to recall me for the final stages of the tournament, so on Friday at their request I’ll be traveling out to India. It’ll give me a good opportunity to cool down and assess what I’m going to do next. I’m just sorry it won’t be putting on an England shirt,” he said.