Kevin Pietersen row was a 'let down', says Andrew Strauss

The low points came following reports Pietersen, South Africa born and raised, had sent derogatory text messages to his friends in the Proteas' dressing room regarding Strauss, including advice on how to dismiss the left-hander.

updated: September 28, 2013 20:27 IST
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London: Former England captain Andrew Strauss has lifted the lid on his stand-off with Kevin Pietersen that overshadowed his final days as an international cricketer, saying he felt "let down" by the star batsman.

And his comments, in Saturday's Daily Mail serialisation of his autobiography, 'My Driving Ambition' placed a question mark over his expressed interest in succeeding Hugh Morris as England's new managing director of cricket -- a position that would effectively mean he was Pietersen's boss.

Strauss retired in August last year following England's Test series loss to South Africa during which the generally good relations he enjoyed with Pietersen, the man he succeeded as captain, hit rock bottom.

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