Let England Keep Fighting Over Kevin Pietersen, Australia Not Bothered: Darren Lehmann

Australia coach Darren Lehmann said his players were keeping a fair distance from the tussle that the England & Wales Cricket Board and Kevin Pietersen are currently indulging in. 'Let England Keep Fighting Over Pietersen, Australia Not Bothered

updated: October 14, 2014 18:20 IST
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Pietersen's exit from the England sigh a relief for the opposition.

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Former Australian allrounder and current head coach Darren Lehmann said he and his players cannot worry about the ongoing turmoil in the English camp after mercurial player Kevin Pietersen released his explosive book, KP: The Autobiography last week, making startling claims and allegations against the board.

"We can't worry about what's going on over there. We had a great result against them last summer but it could be totally different next time. From my point of view, I stay well away from all that. They can keep fighting over there, that's fine by me," Lehmann said while addressing the media, as reported by

Pietersen, in his 104-Test career, has been the biggest thorn in Australia's way. Since making his debut against England's arch-rivals in the 2005 Ashes at home, the South Africa-born batsman has never shied away from battles against Shane Warne, Glenn McGrath and Brett Lee, three of the greatest bowlers to have ever played the game. In 27 Tests against Australia, Pietersen smashed 2158 runs at an average of 44.95, with a best of 227. Little wonder then that Lehmann, who has been tasked with stretching Australia's dominance in world cricket, would want a batsman of KP's capabilities out of the 'enemy's' reach. (KP Book has Tarnished England's Image: Cook)

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