Pietersen admits Twenty20 cricket not his cup of tea yetMay 30th, 2009 - 6:36 pm ICT by ANI
London,May 30 (ANI): After a horrendous run in the recently concluded Indian Premier League (IPL), England batsman Kevin Pietersen has admitted that he is not as good in the Twenty 20 format of the game as he is in the other two versions.
“I’m not very good at Twenty20 cricket, am I?” The Mirror quoted Pietersen, as saying.
Despite having a fairly satisfactory record in the Test and one day internationals, Pietersen has struggled to perform in the newer version of the game.
He has made just one Twenty20 50 for England with an average of just 26.
Pietersen, who was the costliest player in the IPL’s second season, with the Bangalore Royal Challengers paying him 1.55million dollars, could manage to win just two matches for his side as captain.
“We won two out of six when I was there and then Anil Kumble took over and they got to the final,” Pietersen said.
Even though, his performance was below par in the just concluded cricket extravaganza, Pietersen believes it was a great learning experience for him.
“People are going to take pot shots at me over the IPL and the money I earned in two weeks, but it was such a great experience. I loved it,” he added.
But the lanky hitter has vowed to show the same big booming drives and huge sixes that he has showcased in the Tests or one day games.
“The more I play it though the more I’ll catch up with my records in Test and one-day cricket definitely. I just know that I will get much better at it. I’ve worked out some new theories about how to go about my batting in T20 and that will make a difference, hopefully starting next week,” Pietersen said. (ANI)
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