Kevin Pietersen, the maverick who ran out of England allies

Kevin Pietersen has been a maverick cricketer for England. Pietersen has also been a rather controversial figure - making friends and foes with arrogant ease.

updated: September 08, 2014 14:19 IST
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London: Kevin Pietersen is one of the most thrilling batsmen the game has known while Geoffrey Boycott was one of its greatest defensive openers.

Certainly, the South Africa-born shotmaker and the archetypal dour Yorkshire and England 'blocker' don't appear to have that much in common.

But Boycott's mournful comment that "they don't want me, but they want my runs," will serve equally well as an epitaph for the England career of Pietersen.

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