Pietersen unhappy with England’s performance, wants to return homeMarch 27th, 2009 - 9:16 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 27 (IANS) Disappointed at England’s performance in the West Indies, Kevin Pietersen wants to return home as soon as possible. Pietersen said that England’s tour of the Caribbean has been “soul-destroying.”
“I am at the end of my tether now. I am ready to disappear back home,” said Pietersen on the eve of the One-day International against the West Indies in Bridgetown Saturday.
England lost the five-match Test series 0-1, drawing three Tests, their first series loss against West Indies in 11 years. England were beaten by an innings and 23 runs in the first Test at Kingston in which the vistors were all out for 51 in the second innings. England also lost the only Twenty20 game and are tied 1-1 in the ongoing five-match One-day series.
Pietersen said England’s performance in the Caribbean has been “just not good enough” and he is desperate to return home to his wife Jess.
Pietersen, who lost the captaincy in January after a spat with the coach, Peter Moores, said the events had left him bewildered.
“I still don’t understand why everything happened the way it did so suddenly and so quickly. It’s something I’ve got to deal with and I’m living with it.”
“I wasn’t allowed to do it (captaincy) my way. There was a lot of hurt for me and my family at the way it ended,” Pietersen was quoted as saying in The Guardian.
Pietersen ruled out the possibility of returning as captain for this year’s Twenty20 World Cup.
“It’s too soon after what happened between me and the England and Wales Cricket Board for me to take over the captaincy again if I was offered it for the Twenty20 World Cup. It’s not somewhere I want to go and dive into.”
“After the way I was let down I just don’t think I want to get involved in that again. Being England captain means you have to be a politician and that’s something I’m not.”
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