The souring of the connection between famous person batsman Kevin Pietersen and his teammates in addition to the ECB stays one of many ache factors of English cricket. Pietersen was a as soon as in a era participant who introduced plenty of laurels for the crew. But his worldwide profession ended prematurely after a breakdown in relations. Former England captain Michael Vaughan believes ECB failed to deal with him correctly.
Once he was again in for the India tour, that they had to handle him. They knew what he was about. He’s just a little bit treasured, he’s a bit delicate, he wants managing day-to-day, he can’t be managed as one of many crew – that’s simply not him.
“I just don’t think they were doing that. I think they were just putting it to one side … they managed players brilliantly for many years but I just feel around that time they just let it drift and they were looking for a scapegoat, and he was the perfect excuse …” Vaughan advised foxsports.com.au.
Vaughan additionally mentioned that he felt that Pietersen was introduced again to win the Test series in England and then all of the blame was placed on him when issues went unhealthy in the course of the Ashes series in Australia.
“In 2012 his textual content was bang out of order. Now, the place English cricket had been improper in my view was they allowed him again in and he went to India.
“From (after the tour of India) on you felt like they used him to win an enormous series and then when it began to go pear-formed once more it was virtually as if that they had this excuse of why it was and it was all the time going to be Kevin Pietersen,” he mentioned. Vaughan additionally mentioned that Pietersen was blamed squarely for England 0-5 whitewash within the Ashes series in opposition to Australia in 2013-14, however he didn’t imagine that it may all be the error of 1 man.
“We were getting briefed in the comm box through messages from the England coach at the time, Andy Flower, that it was all (because of) Kevin,” he mentioned.
“All I saved listening to was ‘Kevin Pietersen’ and I saved going ‘bullshit, can’t be only one individual. Manage him. You can’t enable one individual to derail 15. And it will possibly’t be that it’s simply him’.
“It was the saddest tour I’ve been on with an England facet as a result of it was simply the crew getting battered and all you could possibly ever hear was fallout inside the England camp.” Vaughan was quoted as saying.