Cricket: Pietersen ‘flattered’ by Waugh blast
Kevin Pietersen admitted to being “flattered” at the interest shown in him by Steve Waugh after the Australia great told England to steer clear of giving the controversial batsman a Test recall.
Waugh, one of the outstanding batsmen of his generation, said Pietersen “may have been a great player but I wouldn’t class him as one now”.
However, Pietersen refused to engage in a war of words with the former Australia captain, telling his Twitter followers: “I grew up idolising guys like Steve Waugh, so for him to be even commenting on my situation is quite flattering. He’s a legend! Love him!”
South Africa-born batsman Pietersen has not played for England since being axed last year following the team’s 5-0 Ashes thrashing in Australia.
But the 34-year-old has repeatedly insisted he wants to regain his place in the England set-up.
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