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Re: KP....nearly the end,it was eventful.
« Reply #90 on: March 18, 2018, 12:44:09 PM »

Think KP would make a good coach? Certainly has some good ideas?

Hope he applies for the England job post Bayliss- surely he would make the shortlist at the very least?!
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Re: KP....nearly the end,it was eventful.
« Reply #91 on: March 18, 2018, 12:44:58 PM »

Hope he applies for the England job post Bayliss- surely he would make the shortlist at the very least?!

Gets paid more commentating. Dont see it happening
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Re: KP....nearly the end,it was eventful.
« Reply #92 on: March 18, 2018, 12:58:35 PM »

I'll be fairly blunt but this is my spin on it.

Alastair Cook has pretty limited ability, that doesn't mean he's a bad player. But he knew if Kevin Pietersen played on longer, than all the records Cook's piled up would actually belong to Pietersen.

Aside from Cook's records, after he retires within a few months we'll all forget about him. That's how Cook's batting was boring.

Pietersen on the other hand, you'll remember the 158 at the Oval until your dying breath. The 180 in Mumbai one of the greatest innings of the modern era. The 227 in Adelaide again simply sensational. With Pietersen when he was on it was a sight to behold.

Cook had the opportunity to end Pietersen's career as he saw it an opportunity to build a legacy, but in reality Cook would never rank with Pietersen.

Had they played similar amount of matches Pietersen would be miles ahead of Cook.

Pietersen threw a grenade into his own career granted, but Cook stuck the knife in to try and remain relevant.
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Re: KP....nearly the end,it was eventful.
« Reply #93 on: March 18, 2018, 01:05:23 PM »

The knock in sri lanka too was a memorable one too
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Re: KP....nearly the end,it was eventful.
« Reply #94 on: March 18, 2018, 01:09:43 PM »

Gets paid more commentating. Dont see it happening

I wasn't being serious...
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Re: KP....nearly the end,it was eventful.
« Reply #95 on: March 18, 2018, 01:14:15 PM »

The knock in sri lanka too was a memorable one too
Switch hitting Scotty Styris wasn't too shabby either  :D
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Re: KP....nearly the end,it was eventful.
« Reply #96 on: March 18, 2018, 03:26:36 PM »

What a uneventful, sad end to the career of such a gigantic talent!

He did it to himself though - he refused to acknowledge the center of power in the ECB and team's setup.

This is a life lesson here that talent and capability are not enough. You have to learn to manage the people and optics around you. KP's action, albeit with good heart, had horrible optics!
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Re: KP....nearly the end,it was eventful.
« Reply #97 on: March 18, 2018, 03:28:02 PM »

To KP's credit, he harnessed the power of his physical talents which very few cricketers do. For his height and size, he was using a tiny bat to a devastating effect! Tall guy, long reach, and with tons of physical, he made the most of it!
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Re: KP....nearly the end,it was eventful.
« Reply #98 on: March 18, 2018, 09:30:56 PM »

Outstanding player, but clearly hard to manage, pity some didnt make more effort on that for the benefit of English cricket and the game in general. Has anyone seen any tweets from Cook, Anderson or Broad on the retirement?

The BBC have done an article which includes the following summary which makes interesting reading.

It's easy to say that Pietersen's divisive personality prevented him achieving more. It's harder to recall that he made more Test appearances than Wally Hammond, Ted Dexter and Peter May, ended with a higher Test average than David Gower, Geoff Boycott and Colin Cowdrey, and made more Test centuries than Graham Gooch, Len Hutton and Ken Barrington.
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