Sydney: Terming the sacking of Kevin Pietersen a loss to international cricket, ace Australian all-rounder Shane Watson said that the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) should have handled the former captain's issue differently.
"I love watching him bat. My personal opinion is that England cricket had to work it out to make sure that they had the environment to be able to include everyone. For me, just the most disappointing thing is the fans of world cricket won't be seeing Kevin Pietersen playing international cricket again. That's a really sad thing," Watson was quoted as saying by Sydney Morning Herald.
"Everyone has got different personalities and that's part of the skill of the leadership group and the coach to be able to bring those different personalities together. You do have to treat different people much differently to be able to engage them," the former Australia vice-captain said in his support to Pietersen, who made explosive revelations about his relations with former coaches and captains in his autobiography 'KP'.