Pietersen, Moores shouldn’t have made strife public: Vaughan

January 8th, 2009 - 7:39 pm ICT by IANS  

London, Jan 8 (IANS) Michael Vaughan, touted to be the man behind the fall-out of Kevin Pietersen and Peter Moores, said the two should not have taken their strife to public.Pietersen disagreed with Moores on many issues and their relationship reached a point of no return after Vaughan’s exclusion from the West Indies tour.

Pietersen stepped down after a four month’s captaincy stint Wednesday while Moores was sacked.

“KP is very much his own person, which shows in his batting. He has never used a batting coach, he relies on his natural flair, he does it his own way like the maverick he is, that is the genius he is,” Vaughan wrote in his column in Daily Telegraph.

“The captain coach relationship is crucial and when they speak to the team and the public they have to sing from the same team sheet. Myself and Nasser both had great working relationships with Duncan Fletcher despite the fact that we didn’t always agree but the team and the public never saw that.”

Vaughan termed Andrew Strauss’ appointment as captain ideal saying he has the potential to gel the England team.

“In the 18 months since Peter Moores took over as coach the results have not been good, but I think Strauss will be a very, very good captain. It may be that everything happens for a reason and things will turn out for the best for English cricket,” Vaughan said.

“Strauss is getting the job at the right time, when he is playing at his best. He gathers his thoughts before he speaks. He man-manages people well. He is respected in our dressing-room and in dressing-rooms around the world. Such a decent man can bring back maturity and stability to the England team.

Vaughan also said that Pietersen and Strauss will have no problem getting along and hoped Pietersen will quickly move on from the controversy.

“Strauss and KP get on well although they are very different people. There will be pressure on KP after all the controversy and I hope he is not going to be affected by it. He has the flair and ability to make world-class bowlers look ordinary, and I think he will average 50-odd and become the world No 1.”

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