IPL Spoilt Kevin Pietersen, says Former England Skipper Nasser Hussain

Former England captain Nasser Hussain feels the Indian Premier League made Kevin Pietrsen believe he was bigger than the national team he represented.

updated: October 09, 2014 20:20 IST
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Former captain Nasser Hussain said the hugely successful Indian Premier League seemed to make the controversial former England batsman Kevin Pietersen believe he was bigger than the game. Pietersen, who was sensationally sacked after Australia crushed England 5-0 in the Ashes Down Under, has taken the cricketing world by storm with his book, "KP: The Autobiography". (KP, the Misunderstood Maverick)

Pietersen has hit out at current England skipper Alastair Cook and branded former team boss Andy Flower "Mood Hoover". Pietersen said Flower "could suck all the joy out of any room he walked into." (Vaughan Slams ECB Charges Against Pietersen)

The South Africa-born Pietersen, England's most successful ever, has had several fallouts with former skipper Andrew Strauss and the England and Wales Cricket Board in the past. Given his exceptional record and match-winning capabilities, Pietersen was "reintegrated" for the India tour, where his hundred in Mumbai changed the course of the series and paved the way for a historic Test series win for England. (Kevin Pietersen Slams 'Bullying' Culture)

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