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Kevin Pietersen in new TV documentary: I sent SMSes to SA players as they were my mates | IOL

Cape Community (South Africa) – The documentary will look at both sides of the story, with Andrew Strauss criticising Kevin Pietersen for the ‘textgate’ scandal that marred the end of his England career.

Summary

  • The documentary will look at both sides of the story, with Andrew Strauss criticising Kevin Pietersen for the ‘textgate’ scandal that marred the end of his England career.
  • Photo: Dave Thompson/PA WireLONDON – Kevin Pietersen launched another attack on his former England teammates, saying aspiring players did not want to play in the same team as the bowlers he once labelled “bullies”.
  • In it, Pietersen says that Stuart Broad, Jimmy Anderson, Graeme Swann and wicket-keeper Matt Prior were such a negative presence that they deterred players from wanting to play international cricket.
  • The documentary will look at both sides of the story, with Andrew Strauss criticising Pietersen for the ‘textgate’ scandal, revealed in 2012 by Sportsmail, that marred the end of his England career, and former England captain Michael Vaughan saying KP should have been sacked for sending those messages about Strauss to South African players.
  • In the documentary, Pietersen claims he sent the messages to South African players “because they were my mates”.

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