You're breaking my heart.
You're breaking my heart.
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i haven't felt this much heartbreak since around this last time last night
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Will say this once and then nothing else. Defamation laws quite clear in Aus.be careful.
Of all the criticisms of Pietersen, I think sending personal texts to friends (as stupid as it is, in his case), isn't the biggest issue.
Why does this have to mean his career is over? Use dropping him from this game as a sanction then move the **** on.
It's not really sending texts to friends either is it, the saffies clearly don't like him, or else they wouldn't have passed the info on.
Apparently he suggested that Steyn could get Strauss easily, and he called Flower a "schoolmaster" and "Mr. Rules" but otherwise didn't mention him.
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Can't help but think that England have cut off their nose to spite their face here. Sure, he's done something pretty dumb with the texts - he's not the first bloke (nor champion cricketer, for that matter).
However, it's not unfair for him to have thought they wouldn't find the media as they have - doesn't exactly paint whoever has leaked it in the greatest light either.
Going in to their most important Test for a few years though England have significantly - very significantly - weakened themselved in order for captain/coach to prove a point. I don't think it reflects on either of them all that well that things got to this point to be honest - they've clearly not managed the situation all that well. If they were terrific man managers, this would have been sorted a good few months ago.
Really don't think anyone has won here after all - but England are so much weaker for leaving him out. Think they've taken things a touch too far.
PS: No slight on Jonny Bairstow either who looks a terrific talent. But he's no KP yet.
Last edited by Andre; 13-08-2012 at 05:26 AM.
Having watched Pietersen's youtube video again this morning, it really strikes me that this is a guy who's realised he's made a massive balls up, and was desperately making a last-ditch attempt to save his hide. It's just embarrassing really.
In any case, debating whether or not texting is crime is to miss the point imo. The way he's behaved has surely created divisions in the team, and probably quite a bit of resentment towards him. The last thing you want going into a crucial test is a terrible atmosphere amongst the team, even if it does come at the expense of leaving out your best player.
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