Kevin Pietersen a Bitter Vindictive Man, Says Former England Pacer Matthew Hoggard

Kevin Pietersen's autobiography and its revelations hasn't impressed former England pacer Matthew Hoggard, who called the sacked batsman vindictive.

updated: October 10, 2014 19:48 IST
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Pietersen says he's grateful for the career he's had with England.

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Former England pacer Matthew Hoggard called Kevin Pietersen a "very bitter man" after the sacked batsman revealed horror tales about the national dressing-room in his new book, KP: The Autobiography. (KP, the Misunderstood Maverick)

Pietersen, who was controversially dropped from England duty after the whitewash in the Ashes against Australia Down Under, has targeted former coach Andy Flower along with senior players, including skipper Alastair Cook. Pietersen has said Flower was 'Mood Hoover', who could suck the joy out of any room he walked in to. (Vaughan Slams ECB Charges Against Pietersen)

There have been mixed reactions about the sensational book, with many players expressing disappointment at Pietersen's tactics. However, a few former England cricketers have also been left anguished by the way England and Wales Cricket Board handled the whole affair, surrounding its most successful batsman of all time. Pietersen scored 8181 runs from 104 Tests and slammed 4440 runs from 136 ODIs, with a total of 32 international hundreds after making his England debut in 2015. (Kevin Pietersen Slams 'Bullying' Culture)

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