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It is interesting how many people are finally warming to Pietersen in the twilight of his career. Whew, I remember England cricket pre - Pietersen. It was depressing reading the cricket articles in newspapers during an Ashes series. Pietersen gave English cricketers the belief they could beat the Aussies. Thanks KP for making it possible to enjoy reading the back pages.
KP very talented, attacking bat. But way short of being England's best.My vote would go to Botham but I'm sure past greats such as Hobbs, Barnes, Larwood, Hammond would also be contender.s
well done kp fantastic service to england, still a great player. England's greatest ever? SF Barnes imo
My comment at 277 - I was referring to the comment at 275
@272Sorry, but I don't get your point-I am far from anti-English and def not anti KP - the key is for players who choose to play for England do so on merit and get our support - let's remind ourselves that KP didn't deselect himself as another eligible player has in the past. His record speaks for itself. As you mention him - I would be only to delighted to see Root get 100 caps - on merit!
His quote in OZ - I`m not English I only work there - sums up why so many people detest him (including many ex-team-mates who shared a dressing room with him). The ECB identifying Peter Moores as the brightest young English coach and then failing to back him against Peterson is another reason, so you pay your money and take your choice .....
@ 270/272 The usual anti English bile. All this bitterness and hatred is unhealthy for you, but above all you need to be corrected about one thing...you can't beat getting a Root in, whether you need 300+runs on the last day to win the ashes or not.
"n 2005, when KP was smashing the aussies all over the park to win the ashes for first time since 1986, no body was questioning his eligibility. You were happy to have him then ..."The point is - this statement is completely and utterly false. Plenty don't - and they certainly didn't then. They probably never will.For myself I don't doubt his eligibility & I really enjoy his maverick nature.
And he certainly keeps loads of journos employed....Have a great series in Oz KP with hours of your inimitable batting to keep us warm in the freezing cold "back home".
Here is a prime example of the innate ability of us Brits to destroy the very thing that we desire - a match changing or at least winning sports person. KP has chosen to play for England, he has done so brilliantly at times, others less so. My understanding is that he is resident in England, his children have been born in England he pays his taxes in England his Mother is English. Let's move on!
In 2005, when KP was smashing the aussies all over the park to win the ashes for first time since 1986, no body was questioning his eligibility. You were happy to have him then ...He is still your best bet to tear the aussie bowling to pieces. When you need 300+runs on the last day to win the ashes, you want KP on the crease and not Cook/Bell/Trott and that Root.
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