'Sacked' Pietersen 'looking forward' to 'mentoring' future international 'stars'
Sacked England batsman Kevin Pietersen has said that he is looking forward to mentoring future international stars now that his own career with England has been terminated.
The South Africa-born player was sensationally axed by the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) in February following the team's 5-0 Ashes thrashing in Australia, despite being England's leading run-scorer across all formats.
According to Sport24, although he has re-signed with Surrey to play in all formats for the Oval-based county, Pietersen's immediate future is as a Twenty20 'player for hire', initially with the Delhi Daredevils in the Indian Premier League (IPL), and he said that it feels good to help others who are the start of an international career.
Pietersen also said that he is looking forward to sharing his experience in training and mental preparation, which he has 'nailed well', to anyone who wants it.
Pietersen also plans to take part in both English domestic T20 with Surrey and the Caribbean Premier League equivalent for an as yet to be decided franchise, even though the two tournaments overlap, the report added.
(Posted on 03-04-2014)