KP – It’s tough being me

August 9, 2012 at 10:54 am 1 comment


He should have been on top of the world after smashing a magnificent century against South Africa at Headingley, but instead Kevin Pietersen has waged war on the game’s authorities once more.

Pietersen remains unhappy with the scheduling of the cricket calendar, which means he cannot give up just one-day internationals in order to pursue his IPL career.

The ECB insist that he has no choice but to give up ALL limited overs cricket, meaning he will now miss the upcoming T20 World Cup.

The rumblings of discontent have seemingly festered over recent weeks and have come to a head in the aftermath of his display in Leeds.

The 31-year-old appears bolstered by his resilient display, which he feels gives him greater bargaining power when it comes to dealing with the game’s authorities.

“I can’t give any assurances that the next Test won’t be my last,” Pietersen said of next week’s match at Lord’s. “I’d like to carry on but there are obstacles that need to be worked out. There are other points I’m trying to sort out in the dressing room.

“It’s absolutely 100% not about money,” he said. “This is not a money issue. The politics is what I have to deal with personally. It’s tough being me playing for England.”

Comments like that certainly mark KP out as a maverick and one of the game’s more colourful characters. He is talent is without doubt, but that has led to him developing a precious ego.

I can understand his concerns regarding the cricket calendar, the IPL and Test cricket and many also share the worries. But while others are still willing to fall in line and push for change in others ways, Pietersen does so bydisrupting the dressing room harmony and causing trouble for the authorities.

Do they drop Pietersen to try and restore dressing room balance? Or would that be weakening the side in what is a must win game? Or will giving in to his demands undermine the authority as the game’s guardians?

It is a tough situation to be in, but nearly as tough as it is to be Kevin Pietersen, it seems.For all the latest England Cricket Betting as well as news, tips and advice, don’t forget to head over to the Betfair Cricket website.

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  • 1. Free Live Cricket Streaming  |  August 14, 2012 at 4:49 pm

    we can notice you’re such a hard worker, good step

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