Worn England captain Andrew Strauss admitted that he may per chance presumably now not hold handled batsman Kevin Pietersen effectively enough. Pietersen’s troubles with his teammates and management came to elaborate Strauss’s closing months as captain of England and the early share of the captaincy of his successor Alastair Cook.
“I presumably didn’t attach enough work with KP,” Strauss told a Sky Sports podcast.
“There came a time when one of the vital vital folks he was as soon as stop with in the team retired or purchased dropped. There was as soon as a likelihood there, now not basically to lift him in, but exhaust plenty overtime with him and be particular that his views had been valued and belief about.
“I philosophize as a change I honest let KP be KP. Searching back that was as soon as a mistake and may per chance need sowed the seeds for what was as soon as to come down the be aware.”
Pietersen was as soon as first dropped from the team after he despatched textual jabber material messages to South African gamers about his teammates for the duration of the 2012 Test series between the 2 facets in which he allegedly insulted Strauss as effectively.
He was as soon as in the demolish re-built-in into the aspect below Cook and played an crucial position in England’s 2-1 come by in India in the 2012/13 series. Nonetheless, his world profession came to an discontinue after the 2013/13 Ashes in which England misplaced 5-0.
Strauss and Pietersen also had disagreements over the latter’s wish to play in the Indian Premier League (IPL). Later, as director of cricket Strauss led England’s transformation that resulted in them successful the 2019 World Cup. The team featured a assortment of gamers who had been regulars in the IPL.
“I frequently had sympathy with KP over the IPL,” added Strauss. “I understood what a gigantic occasion it was as soon as with the whole perfect gamers playing there collectively and gigantic amounts of money on the desk as effectively.
“Long term my look for was as soon as that we had to safe a window for the IPL. I told the ECB we couldn’t compete against every other because it’ll come by big disorders within our team.
“Nonetheless I assumed it was as soon as incredibly bad to allow gamers to miss out on Test cricket to play in the IPL. The message you’d be sending and the precedent you’d be surroundings is that the IPL is extra crucial than Test cricket.
“I was as soon as pronouncing to KP at the time, ‘hear, mate, here’s the topic. You may per chance be in a predicament to’t select in or out of world cricket. You’ve purchased duties to England and hopefully there are gaps where that you just may play in the IPL as effectively’.
“When I took over as director of cricket, I checked out the calendar and whether we may per chance presumably shift so that our gamers may per chance presumably play in the IPL.”