Says everything about the classic England-fan's perception of Pietersen that Mr Corrin so eloquently summed-up in his piece a little while back that, IMO.
Grass is always greener.
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Nice plug, Pietersen
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But still... grass is greener or not... I'd want Ponting in my team over KP right now, stats be damned!
(But if you want to support it with stats, perhaps this is the best way.)
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Feel strangely aroused just thinking about it tbh
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KP is one of the greatest batsman in the world, but so is Ponting, so it's tricky.
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Ponting comfortably better though.
KP is a fine player and has played many match winning knocks for England, perhaps more so than most other players around. However, my main gripe against Pietersen is that he is yet to hit the sort of purple patch which most great players tend to hit at some point during their careers. For me, it seems like every other series he is out of form or playing himself back into form which is a little bit frustrating as a supporter. The next time KP plays a test match, he is going to be somewhere close to 30 years old, past the sort of age when most players tend to hit their prime and for me his career may just go on to be unfulfilled because of that.
Most players averages tend to improve over their careers because they get better over time. KP's career average has remained more or less the same since early on in his career. The question one has to ask, and this goes back to the criticism that is sometimes levelled against him, is whether KP really is a much better player today than he was when he made his debut 4 years ago?
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