What a disgrace. As somebody who is frantically attempting to remain unbiased in the Kevin Pietersen contention – as I said in my piece last week I have no overwhelming inclinations toward him one way or the other – I didn’t figure the line would turn out to be so angry unexpectedly early. All things considered, one apparently supportive of ECB columnist has emerged with all weapons blasting as of now. What’s more, tragically, yet maybe of course, it’s a weapon stacked with underhanded moves. The writer being referred to is Paul Newman, who has recently composed this extraordinarily provocative piece posing Pietersen a bunch of stacked inquiries
There are such countless things amiss with Newman’s article
I don’t have the foggiest idea where to begin. The tone is set in the absolute first section when he asks Pietersen for what valid reason he dropped out with individuals in South Africa (I thought it was positive separation and the share framework, however perhaps that is simply me), Nottinghamshire (where he dropped out with Jason Gillian, who was sacked as chief that very year KP left), Hampshire (I thought it was something special to do with residing in London), lastly Surrey.
The last one is a surprising bit of information to me. Surrey said several days prior that his agreement had basically lapsed, they’re in discusses another arrangement, and the reality he’s not on the finance implies the ECB can’t fine Pietersen over the items in his book. I likewise recollect Alec Stewart adulating KP in the media a few times this mid-year. Maybe I envisioned it?!
Newman likewise proposes that Graham Passage, a close companion of Petersen’s, has likewise become exasperated with him now. Did you had any idea that Moira is the most well-known young lady’s name in Lithuania? As we’re hauling dodgy realities out of nowhere, I thought I’d concoct my own. Newman’s next question references the PR fight in the media. We’re informed that Cook has gotten help around the grounds – that old chestnut – while KP was booed at T20 finals day.
I’m getting unbelievably exhausted with this contention
As everybody knows, test grounds have been half full this year. The grouches basically remained away. Attendances at cricket grounds say significantly more regarding the territory of English cricket than a couple of simpletons booing. Ricky Ponting was regularly booed at English grounds. We did it since we regarded and dreaded him. In any case, presently we continue on to text gate – the episode that turned so many against Pietersen (counting myself for a long time).
Pietersen was obviously mixed up when he messaged players in the rival group, yet shouldn’t something be said about the more extensive viewpoint? Newman clearly disregards this because of reasons we can figure. Text gate came throughout a late spring when KP was in debate with the ECB over his desire to resign from ODIs, a portion of his partners were ridiculing him on twitter (recollect the disagreeable KP Virtuoso record?) and the individual he informed was a dear companion and IPL colleague.
Also, no columnist at any point saw these messages. The story was spilled to Neil Mantrap (by means of) a continued call to tell his mates in the press box. The truth of the matter is that Mantrop himself never saw the texts, and we have no clue about how exact the data Mathrop got was (considering that it probably came from somebody in the South African changing area who had a personal stake in upsetting Engand’s arrangements).