Steve Waugh says Pietersens resignation a wrong decision

January 10th, 2009 - 3:35 pm ICT by ANI  

London , Jan10 (ANI): Former Aussie Captain Steve Waugh has termed Kevin Pietersens decision to quit from captaincy, as a wrong decision.

Commenting on the Pietersen- Moores controversy, Waugh said that it was not as bad a situation which would have forced a captains resignation. He added that Pietersen has committed a blunder by quitting from the post.

“It didn”t look like it was a terrible situation. It does take a while to work with someone. I mean you”re not just going to come on board as a captain and work smoothly and fit in exactly the way he wants,” the News quoted Waugh, as saying.

He said that the coach-captain controversy has put England cricket on the backseat, and both Pietersen, and Moores will have to suffer.

“In the end both people suffer. Kevin had to resign from the captaincy, and Peter Moores has lost a coaching job, so no one’’s a winner, and it really puts England one step further back than they”d like to be, Waugh said.

Earlier, Kevin Pietersen, and Coach Peter Moores fell out over the decision to not recall the former skipper Michael Vaughan for the forthcoming tour of the West Indies . Pietersen wanted to have Vaughan alongside him on the Carribean tour, but the selectors opted to keep faith in Ian Bell, and Owais Shah. (ANI)

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