Graeme Swann spills beans on his rift with Kevin Pietersen – CricketTimes.com

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Former England off-spinner, Graeme Swann, in a latest interplay, talked about his difficult relationship with former teammate Kevin Pietersen.

The 2 English greats took England to the Take a look at summit after well-known away wins within the 2011 Ashes sequence and 2012 tour to India.

“We’re a crew that acquired to primary on the earth, and in a crew, there are all the time going to be people. Ninety-nine per cent of that aspect have been all in it for the crew,” Swann acknowledged in a podcast referred to as ‘Pink’.

Swann revealed concerning the two being direct about disliking one another. However as an expert, the 2 needed one another within the English crew.

“We have been really very comparable in that manner, and we really acquired on me and KP professionally higher than most individuals as a result of we have been very trustworthy with however brazenly disliked one another. However needed one another within the crew,” continued Swann.

“I needed KP within the crew as a result of he was scoring a variety of runs and enjoying rather well, and easily he was the most effective batsmen on the earth.”

In the course of the 2012 tour, KP smashed a glowing double-hundred in a turning pitch at Mumbai, which continues to be thought to be probably the most important knock by a visiting batsman in India.

Additionally, the star-studded England lineup did what no different crew may, with the 2-1 sequence win over India. England breached India’s fortress, breaking their undefeated streak at residence since 2004.

Nonetheless, England’s dominance in world cricket was lower quick with their 5-0 humiliation down beneath in the course of the 2013 Ashes sequence.

Pietersen was snubbed shortly after the notorious ‘textual content message scandal’ with the South African gamers in the course of the Headingley Take a look at in 2012. KP criticized former coach Andy Flower and captain Andrew Strauss in entrance of his associates within the South African crew.

“There have been occasions when it was all exterior issues just like the texting in opposition to Andrew Strauss. Once you get to the purpose if you’re having these crew conferences and discussing what you’re going to do about these textual content messages however the participant is saying ‘I didn’t ship them’. After which subsequently he says he did however solely as a result of they’re my mates, that actually didn’t assist issues,” concluded Swann.

Pietersen was not thought-about for the England squad since, with Andrew Strauss taking on the directorship position within the England Cricket Board (ECB).

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