Strauss opens up about the controversy with Pietersen
Former England cricketer and England’s director of cricket, Andrew Strauss recently opened up about the controversy within him and Kevin Pietersen.
Former England cricketer Kevin Pietersen had a tragic end to his International career following some controversies that went around him. There was an incident happened in 2012 when South Africa toured England.
It came into the limelight that the England cricketer sent text messages to his opponent team players, which included some degrading things regarding his teammates and the skipper then Andrew Strauss. As a result, immediately Kevin Pietersen was dropped from the national side amidst his supreme form with the bat.
Andrew Strauss recalls the controversy
The former England skipper Andrew Strauss recently opened up about the controversy and said that he didn’t spend much time on understanding Kevin Pietersen.
“I feel like I didn’t do enough work with KP. There came a time where some of the people he was close within the team, either retired or got dropped, there was an opportunity to not bring him in, but spend time with him and make sure his views were values or considered,” Strauss said.
“At some stage, it felt like there were two separate agendas. There was a problem for me, for the team and for Andy Flower. We were all tired, we had spent so much time. But if we had time to think it out clearly, we could have managed it better,” Strauss added.
Strauss also said about the disappointment he got from Kevin’s participation in IPL as he wanted to prioritize Test cricket among all the formats of the game. After Andrew Strauss was made as Director of Cricket, Kevin Pietersen didn’t get another chance to come back and retired from all forms of the game.