Former England batsman Kevin Pietersen says he is getting along very well with his former teammate and captain Andrew Strauss despite their ugly and public spat in the past. Pietersen and Andrew share rather hateful moments from their cricketing past, but for Pietersen, that is all nonsense in the past.
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Kevin Pietersen and Andrew Strauss saw their relationship get worse and worse after Strauss had taken over from KP as the England captain and got hold of some texts which were fairly critical of Strauss.
Pietersen soon began to lose trust in the dressing room and despite maintaining a consistent run of form, he was overlooked by the English team in test cricket. Strauss soon retired from the cricket and took over as the England and Wales Cricket Board’s director of England cricket, a position he still holds.
It was then where Strauss seemingly used his position to virtually ruin Pietersen’s career as the South African born player was never allowed to play for England. Pietersen answered all those notions with a stunning inning of 335 for his then county side Surrey but it wasn’t enough for him to make a comeback and Pietersen-Strauss relation continued to go down the drain.
Despite their previous clashes, Kevin Pietersen has wished Andrew Strauss and his family well after Strauss’ wife is currently battling cancer and Pietersen believes all that happened between them in the past was utter nonsense.
Kevin Pietersen is playing his last competitive cricket series in Pakistan Super League (PSL) 2018 and played a match-winning inning of 48 last night for Quetta Gladiators and was named Man of the Match.
Commenting on his renewed relationship with Andrew Strauss, Pietersen said: “I actually get on really well with Straussy and I’ve had some real good conversations with Straussy because he’s going through some real personal hardships at the moment.”
“And I’m being serious when I say that cricket is insignificant when Andrew Strauss is feeling what he’s feeling, with his wife and cancer, so you put all the nonsense to one side.”
It was announced in December that Andrew Strauss’s wife, Ruth, had been diagnosed with cancer. I’ve actually spoken to him quite a few times in the last couple of months.
“Cricket, and all the stuff that happened is gone, it’s insignificant because families are a lot more important. I’m good with Straussy. I just wish Ruth all the best and hopefully Ruth can pull through. She’s a fighter,” concluded Kevin Pietersen.