August 29, 2012

English cricket

Could county cricket do it for KP?

Nikita Bastian

On the evidence of Kevin Pietersen's reaction after getting to his century in the Championship match in Taunton, he has a soft spot for county cricket, says Tanya Aldred in the Daily Telegraph. He might do well, she says, to go the way Paul Collingwood did.

Pietersen and Collingwood are of course very different – coal and gold, fuel and riches – but could Pietersen too find fulfilment back in county cricket, in conjunction, you assume, with a bit of IPL? He would have to eat some words, have to deal with what he perceives as lesser talents in a way that they don’t find morally offensive. Grow up a bit. [But] on the evidence of that great smile on reaching a century at Taunton, he has a soft spot for county cricket. Perhaps he even needs Surrey.

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