18 January, 2021

Kevin Pietersen

Where will the cheque come from, straight from an Indian jail where Srini and son-in-law might end up?

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Kevin Pietersen

Ha, while the boys are selecting fresh flannels and whites for yet another cricket season (which can be quite boring), I learn that my former captain has cooked my goose! This shows you can never trust guys named Cook, they can serve you poisoned food. Straussie told the media that my career with the England team was over because of the total lack of trust between myself and Cookie. Who trusts who, I would like to know!

I scored runs, and I scored them at a fast clip, even in the last ‘Whitewash’ series Down Under. I fielded well, took my catches. That was all what was expected of me. Where did this trust issue suddenly crop up? The ECB announced that I did not back Cookie. So, first trust and then backing. But why only me? Johnnie Trott ran away back to England after the second Test. Swannie suddenly retired while a Test was in progress. Did they trust Cookie, did he back them?  

No one remembers that we won the last two Ashes series, and one of them was a Oz whitewash. The Aussies didn’t panic then. You win some, you lose some. Senior...



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